Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESCI 27500 - Modern Climate Change

Course Credit: 1
(ENVS, GEOL, GSCI)
MODERN CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is one of the greatest global and environmental issues of our time. This environmental science course begins with a deep look at the physical science behind modern climate change, from Earth’s energy balance, to ocean and atmospheric circulation, to the carbon cycle. Real climate data from weather stations and remote sensing instruments are examined, as are climate projections from modern climate models. Includes an overview of climate change impacts and the inherent environmental injustice therein. The history of climate change policy and mitigation will also be considered, especially efforts through the UN. Three hours of lecture weekly. Prerequisite(s): 1 100-level ESCI (or GEOL) course Alternate Years. [MNS, SJ]