This course consists of four lectures based on questions about climate change. How do scientists know the earth is warming and that the warming is manmade? Doesn’t the climate change all the time, so why is this time different? What are the causes of global warming and what are its consequences? What do climate change models predict for our future? How bad is it going to get?
Richard Shields is a retired physics professor. He has taught twice before for Senior University. He has learned about climate change by reading and following the developments throughout his career. Richard is not a climate scientist but having been trained as a scientist, he understands how science is done and how mathematical modeling works. He plans to conduct the class by answering questions that he has as well as questions the class will have.
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