Climate Change [F-18-13]
|Location:||SUNY Canton: Cook 213|
|Classes:||4 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 9:30 AM 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25|
Course Update: Presenter Wil Rivers has emailed parking passes to participants of "Climate Change." These passes are for Lot 7 (recommended) and a few other lots. The easiest lot to come from is lot 7 which is near French Hall at SUNY Canton. (If you didn't receive a parking permit, can't print it, or forget it, stop at French Hall and ask the greeter at the desk for a pass.) Put it on your dash in your car - face up. Under "LOCATIONS" you will now find a description of the path to Cook 213. There are also links to maps of SUNY Canton. NOTE: Some photos also will be added later today (10/3)
This introduction to climate change science will consist of four classes that explore what is known about the earth’s climate and how it changes. We will discuss, and try to find answers to, the following questions: 1) What is climate and what causes it to change? 2) How can we measure past climate? 3) How do we measure current climate and how it is changing? And 4) How can we predict and influence future climate change and its impacts?
Wil Rivers is an Associate Professor of Biology at SUNY Canton. His doctoral research involved using fossil pollen to learn about past vegetation and changes in climate in Upper Michigan. Professionally, he has continued to study and do research on regional vegetation and climate change in the Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence River Valley.
NOTE: Readings will be distributed at the first class.