We explore climate change from a variety of angles, beginning with the basics of our climate system, including the physics of the greenhouse effect and mechanisms (= forcings), both natural and human, of climate change.
The second part of the course focuses on climate change observed in the past, today, and in the future, including methods of (past) climate reconstruction and (future) climate prediction.
Finally we extend our discussions beyond the scientific basis and into questions of impacts, vulnerabilities, and suitable adaptation and mitigation strategies. Each of the three parts includes a relevant ‘focus theme’ designed to emphasize a certain theme or question.
GARP 0107/0206 Climate Change (Fall 2017)
GARP 0206 Climate Change – Honors (Spring 2014)
GARP 0206 Climate Change (Spring 2013)
- Course Syllabus
- David Archer: Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
- Kerry Emanual: What We Know About Climate Change
- Resource Portfolio
- Action Plan with Action!
- Lightning Talks
Resources and information are available on my Climate Change Resources web page.