If you want to understand the science behind climate – what controls it today, how it has changed in the past, and how it may change in the future - this class is for you. In this class, you will learn the science of climate, climate change, and climate prediction. You will understand how Earth’s rocks, oceans, atmosphere and vegetation influence climate and how climate changes naturally. You will appreciate the impact of people who for thousands of years were subtly altering Earth’s climate. Then came the industrial revolution and now human-induced climate changes are easily detectable and wreaking havoc with society - the result of burning of fossil fuels and wholesale land clearance. Using climate models, you’ll look into a warming world predicting the climate of Earth centuries and millennia into the future. Taken for three credits it iis a non-lab science elective fulfilling that distribution requirement with no prerequisites. Taken for four credits, it fulfills the laboratory science requirement.
Dates: July 6 - August 13, 2021; Lecture portion of the Course. Students wishing to take the 4-credit version, with lab, should sign up for ENVS 195 OL5; This section will fulfill the 3 credit natural science requirement without a laboratory. Cross listed with ENVS 195 OL4
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|ENVS 141 Z1||Environmental Studies: Intro to Ecological Economics||to||Tue|
|ENVS 195 OL4||Environmental Studies: Climate: Past, Present, Future (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||61642|
|GEOL 095 OL1||Geology: Governor's Institute on EST (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||4||60231|
|GEOL 195 OL2||Geology: Climate: Past, Present, Future (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||61645|
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