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Earth and Planetary Sciences 134. Global Warming 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 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. Laboratories will provide students with hands on experience with some climate models and data.
Prerequisite: Applied Mathematics 21a or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Note: Given in alternate years.

Professor: 
Peter Huybers
Professor: 
Eli Tziperman
Season: 
Spring
Days: 
W
Time: 
3:00-6:00 and weekly lab
School: 
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Subject Area: 
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Catalog Number: 
45399
  • [Course titles in brackets] indicate that the course is not scheduled to be taught during the 2013-2014 academic year, but may be offered in an alternate year.
  • An asterisk (*) before a course number indicates that a student must obtain the instructor's permission in order to enroll in the course.
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