GEOL150_week1_1_Introduction

GEOL150_week1_1_Introduction - Julien Emile-Geay University...

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Unformatted text preview: Julien Emile-Geay University of Southern California, Los Angeles GEOL150 Climate Change Some words of welcome Why are you here ? Understand the world around you Climate change is the greatest scientifc challenge Facing humankind today In the news every day CC will aFFect you sooner or later (iF it hasnt 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 conficts, carbon justice Good excuse to reason scientiFcally What is climate change ? Ecosystems Industry Land Use Natural Factors Drought Floods Storms What is climate change ? Ecosystems Industry Land Use Natural Factors Drought Floods Storms Sea-level rise Natural Climate Change http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/File:65_Myr_Climate_Change_Rev_png 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) Climate Change is controversial ankfully, science can guide our judgment The Scientifc Method...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course GEOL 150Lxg taught by Professor Stott during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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