GE 174 Climate Change and Society (Spring: 3)

Satisfies Natural Science Core Requirement
Global climate change may be one of the biggest issues facing humanity in the twenty-first century. We investigate the scientific basis for global warming forecasts ¿ from what is well known to what is deeply uncertain ¿ based on theory, models, and the geologic record of earth¿s climate history. We discuss the political, economic, and social dimensions surrounding the global warming debate, and explore the current and potential impacts of climate change on developed and developing societies. Connections to recent media will be emphasized to give students an up-to-date view on the state of our national conversation on climate change.
Jeremy Shakun

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