[*Earth and Planetary Sciences 134. Climate Change Debates: The Reading Course]
The atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is now the highest it has been in at least 800,000 years, raising concerns regarding possible future climate changes. This seminar will survey the science of global change from the perspective of scientific debates within the climate community. Specifically, the course will involve guided reading and discussion of papers that present contentious view points on the science of global change, with the goal of students learning how to scientifically evaluate these claims. During weekly sections, students will review climate topics in further depth and prepare group presentations for subsequent classes.
Note: Course includes a weekly section to be arranged. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Oceans and Atmosphere(s). Given in alternate years. Likely offered in Spring 2018.
Prerequisites: Applied Mathematics 21a,b or equivalent, or permission of instructor.