envs 100 lecture 17

envs 100 lecture 17 - Case Study III: Global Climate...

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Unformatted text preview: Case Study III: Global Climate Change •  Case study 1: a place (target) •  Case study 2: a tool (interven>on) •  Case study 3: a problem (stressor) Why climate change? Global climate change •  As driven by atmospheric changes in greenhouse gas concentra>ons •  READINGS: –  How much climate change has already occurred? –  What kinds of effects has it already had? –  What component of it is human ­caused? –  What are the main contributors (gases, ac>vi>es) to greenhouse gas emissions? Road map to this case study •  •  •  •  •  State of knowledge: IPCC Ecological dynamics: Chris Wilmers Overview of concepts: Al Gore Human vulnerabili>es: Jeff Bury Climate and energy policy: Tim Duane Two response types: MITIGATION ADAPTATION Class business •  New assignment: An Inconvenient Truth (due 11/18) – see email for details. •  Presenta>on evalua>on in labs next week •  Original figures for WA2 group paper Original figure for WA2 •  •  •  •  •  Represents data or informa>on visually. Does not reproduce an exis>ng figure. Significantly enhances your argument. Includes a figure legend below it. Is understandable, with legend, on its own (independent from body of paper). Your figure can display data you culled from one or more sources Figure 1. Annual average daily traffic (AADT) in the vicinity of the Highway 85/101 interchange, San Jose, CA. Source: California Dept. of Transporta>on 2010. …or synthesize informa>on Insect richness Insect abundance Aboveground NPP Plant N Invasion resistance Soil N (NO2:NO3) Soil C Belowground NPP Figure 1. Ecological func>ons in a crop field affected by the use of pes>cide and fer>lizer inputs. Sources: Zogby and Teller 2003, Manianto 1996, Twain et al. 2007. Original figures for WA2 •  Sources are cited and listed as references at end of paper. •  Is referred to in the text at least once in the form: Traffic in the South Bay has increased relentlessly since WWII (Figure 1). Researchers have detailed the effects of pes>cide and fer>lizer use on several ecological processes (Figure 1). The proximate cause of the problem CO2 Informa>on Analysis Center The history of the problem Lines = 10 ­year running averages Points = annual means Blue = uncertainty The future of the problem IPCC 4AR Figure SPM5 ...
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