Global Climate Change

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Global Climate Change

  1. 1. Global Climate Change<br />Perspectives on Nature and the Environment<br />
  2. 2. Global Climate Change<br />Unless otherwise noted, all slides are from a presentation developed by Katharine Hayhoe, a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University<br />She was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as was awarded a Nobel Prize as part of that group. <br />Her full presentation and other info is available at<br />http://katharinehayhoe.com/<br />
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  4. 4. Mauna Loa Curve<br />http://www.eoearth.org/article/Mauna_Loa_curve<br />
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  6. 6. Greenhouse Effect<br />http://www.eoearth.org/article/Greenhouse_effect<br />
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  20. 20. What experiment can we conduct to “prove” that human activity is causing global warming?We only have one planet, so we can’t do a controlled, replicated, manipulative experiment?Thus, we have to rely on mathematical models.<br />
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  26. 26. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Intergovernmental_Panel_on_Climate_Change_%28IPCC%29<br />Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)<br />

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