[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. Expected to be given in 2015-16.