The Science of Climate Change

Facilitator:    Tom Crow, 797-2819,
Tuesdays, March 21-May 9, 2017
1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Text :             None, but
need access to the internet
Presentations: Required

In this class, members will explore the science of climate change using a discussion format. The class is designed to supplement the scheduled FRF lecture on March 7th by Scott Denning (Professor of Atmospheric Science at CSU) and a scheduled visit to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Tuesday afternoon, April 4th, to learn about their research on climate change. There is an $18 charge for the use of a bus to NCAR and the trip will require registration at the front desk using the activity code 205965. Several scientists from the Rocky Mountain Research Station have been invited as well to share their research in climate change. The class will be limited to 12 people to enhance discussion. Using materials obtained from the Top Ten Climate Change Blogs, the facilitator will provide a short summary followed by a discussion of the topic. Class members are expected to read the blog in advance of the class and come prepared to discuss the topic. Possible topics for consideration include the relationship between climate change and human diseases, changing oceans, food security, water, coastal inundation, insect out-breaks (e.g., bark beetles), and human migration.