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Fall 2017 Course Catalog 
Fall 2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYSC 162 - Climate Change and Our Future

3 credits


Ideal for non-science or science majors, this course covers all aspects of climate change, both past and present, and prediction of future climate change. Students learn about how climate science works and how we measure climate changes including the effects of a warming world on rain, snow, clouds, atmospheric circulation and storms, ice sheets and sea ice, sea level, and ocean circulation. Topics include the workings of the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect. Course will also examine climate policy, economic, and technological solutions to reduce carbon emissions.