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GEOL150_week1_1_Introduction

GEOL150_week1_1_Introduction - GEOL150 Climate Change Some...

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Julien Emile-Geay University of Southern California, Los Angeles GEOL150 Climate Change Some words of welcome
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Why are you here ? Understand the world around you Climate change is the greatest scientific challenge facing humankind today In the news every day CC will affect you sooner or later (if it hasn’t already) Be an informed citizen Citizen of the USA Climate change legislation, EPA rulings, alternative energy revolution Citizen of the World climate talks, climate - induced conflicts, carbon justice Good excuse to reason scientifically
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What is climate change ? Ecosystems Industry Land Use Natural Factors Drought Floods Storms Sea-level rise
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Natural Climate Change http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/File:65_Myr_Climate_Change_Rev_png
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Anthropogenic Climate Change http://www.globalwarmingart.com/images/a/a2/Climate_Change_Attribution.png Human activities account For most of the recent warming ( anthropos = human genic = caused by)
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Climate Change is controversial ankfully, science can guide our judgment
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