According to 99.7% of climate scientists, our planet’s climate is changing at a rate unprecedented in human history. If that’s the case, then why is global warming such a “controversial” subject? Is the science valid or flawed? Why do different people examine the same data yet reach opposing conclusions? We will explore the answers to these and many other questions about climate change when we delve into the highly relevant topic of Global Warming.
Chapter 7 of the ESS Course Companion corresponds with the material in Topic 6, with some overlap in Chapter 15, which also relates to pollution management strategies for mitigating global warming.
Objectives (Students will be able to…)
- Describe the role of greenhouse gases in maintaining mean global temperature and the effect of human activities on their atmospheric concentrations.
- Discuss the effects and feedback mechanisms associated with the potential increase of mean global temperature.
- Evaluate pollution management strategies to address the issue of global warming.
- Outline the arguments surrounding global warming and evaluate contrasting human perceptions of the issue.
Resources and Notes
- ESS Topic 6 – Global Warming notes
- Climate Change and Malaria Transmission, from Environmental Health Perspectives
- Climate Change and the Integrity of Science, from Science
- Global Warming and Agriculture, from Finance and Development
- The_Economics_of_Global_Climate_Change, from the Global Development and Environment Institute
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