Current Topics in Climate and Environmental Change

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B. Johnson

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Current Topics in Climate and Environmental Change


Certain geological, biological, and atmospheric sample-types provide records of environmental and climate change across a range of timescales and are known as climate proxies. These proxies help us understand the way our world functions, and they provide context for the changes underway and predicted for the future. In this course, students develop an understanding of current topics in Earth’s climate system, the carbon cycle, and key paleoclimate proxies through geologic time by reading the primary literature and engaging in hands-on activities in the Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory. Students study human impacts on the planet, and, in turn, the effects of climate and environmental change on people. Prerequisite(s): EACS 210 or 240.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years