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College of Professional Studies
College of Professional Studies (CPS)
PSUS
6221
The Scientific Basis of Climate Change
Science of Climate Change
Fall 2015
3
Course Type
Lecture
Seminar
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

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No

Corequisites

12

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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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