Nors 293 field notes from a catastrophe

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The Environment and Climate Change we will be reading Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert about the evidence of climate change and its implications in the Arctic.

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  • http://www.greenr.ca/2009/12/16/ice-caps-melting-within-five-years-and-copenhagens-chaos/
  • http://oncampus.vassar.edu/issue/20080505/article/080505_summer_reading http://www.greenprophet.com/2008/07/field-notes-catastrophe-elizabeth-kolbert/
  • Nors 293 field notes from a catastrophe

    1. 1. //www.greenr.ca/2009/12/16/ice-caps-melting-within-five-years-and-copenhagens-chaos/
    2. 2. Field Notes from a Catastrophe Elizabeth Kolbert http://www.amazon.com/Field-Notes-Catastrophe-Climate-CATASTR/dp/http://oncampus.vassar.edu/issue/20080505/article/080505_summer_reading B001TKBLGM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333042485&sr=8-2
    3. 3. Field Notes from a Catastrophe• Journalist at the New York Times for 15 years• Moved to the New Yorker in 1999.• Elizabeth Kolbert was awarded: – National Magazine Award for Public Interest, 2006 – National Academies Communication Award for her three part series on global warming: “The Climate of Man,” on which Field Notes is based, 2006 – American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award, 2005
    4. 4. Themes •Climate change • Short term implications • Long term implications • Urgency •Need for international collaboration • Science v. politicshttp://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1464&bih=957&tbm=isch&tbnid=2rkFpGjnXk7otM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ipyeaso.aari.ru/ipythemes_ocean_page6.
    5. 5. Questions to consider as you read• Do you think it’s reasonable to believe that humans are contributing to global warming?• How do you feel about the United States’ resistance to taking measures to reduce greenhouse gases?• What might be the consequences of waiting to act?• What are the implications of the relationship between science and politics?
    6. 6. http://www.deepseawaters.com/list-of-seas-in-arctic.htm

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