BSc or BA (120 credit hour) Double Major in Environmental Science and another subject - Climate Change GEOG 2800   Climate Change
Most models of the atmosphere predict that increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases will continue to warm the surface of the earth and the oceans in the twenty-first century. The magnitude of the warming and its consequences are still very controversial. This class will discuss, mainly from a nonmathematical viewpoint, the reasons for the greenhouse effect, the current warming in the context of the historical record of climate change, and sources of natural climate variability such as the El Nino Southern Oscillation. It will also review arguments that attribute the warming that has occurred in the Twentieth century to natural variability, and those that attribute the warming to increased human emission of greenhouse gases.
CROSS-LISTING: PHYC 2800.03 and OCEA 2800.03
EXCLUSIONS: ECON2850.06, PHYC2850.06