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Oct 15, 2015 by John Carruthers (jic)
PSUS 6221 : The Scientific Basis of Climate Change
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:22:56 GMT
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:21:10 GMT
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Professional Studies Urban Sustainability (PSUS)
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CCMP-GC: Climate Change Management and Policy
SUP-MPS: Sustainable Urban Planning
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College of Professional Studies (CPS)
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The Scientific Basis of Climate Change
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Science of Climate Change
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The science underlying climate change policy and decision making. Earth systems, climate change projections, the need for mitigation, and impact assessment. Designed for non-scientists.
Develop and judge a record of scientific contributions to demonstrate that climate has changed over the past 4.5Ga at many scales of space and time due to many distinct influences. Combine significant sources of radiative forcing and estimate the resulting effects upon the energy balance and geochemical cycles of the earth. Assemble and evaluate generalizations of various space and time scales over which elements of the earth system change in response to radiative forcing. Create, debate, and judge policies and assertions, about the need for action or inaction on challenges posed by climate change. Role-play steps to solve challenges related to climate change.
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GWU Course Syllabus summer 2015, R Jonassen.pdf
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