Fall 2010 not offered
Is the earth warming? Should we care? Global warming is a rare example of a science topic that has entered our cultural landscape at all levels, from dinnertime conversation to government policy. The primary goal of this course is to develop an intellectual understanding of the global warming debate. Emphasis will be placed on three subtopics: the science of global warming, the concept of uncertainty and its role in scientific debates, and the ancient record of climate change and how this record bears on the present day and on the future.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)
Houghton, John, GLOBAL WARMING, 3rd ed.
Pollack, Henry, UNCERTAIN SCIENCE...UNCERTAIN WORLD, 2003
Weart, Spencer, THE DISCOVERY OF GLOBAL WARMING, 2003
Alley, Richard, THE TWO-MILE TIME MACHINE, 2000
Diamond, Jared, COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED, 2004
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One midterm exam; two papers; one presentation
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