Want to be an informed climate skeptic? Come learn from other people’s mistakes… This reading course seeks to provide an overview of the science of global change thorough a survey of current scientific debates. Topics are specifically chosen for their relevance, interest, and open-ended nature. No correct answer is likely to emerge, but we hope that you will become scientifically better informed regarding relevant climate topics. An initial list of topics is provided in the course website, but this can be revised according to current events and student interests.
NEW! About four classes will be devoted to HANDS-ON learning a mechanism controlling a global warming phenomenon. We will use Phyton for calculations; hence each student is required to install the latest Anaconda application on his/her computer.
In preparation for the first course meeting, students are requested to read the three background articles: "holes in climate science", "IPCC summary for policy makers" and "Don't believe the hype").