TSSP - Global Warming, Energy and Atmospheric Change


An introduction to the ways in which people use natural and man-made sources of energy, including the origin of fossil fuels, the history of their use by human societies, and the impact of the use of fossil fuels on the environment. Alternative sources of power will be considered, including nuclear and solar power, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The nature and importance of global warming will be considered in detail, including an introduction to how past climate history is measured, the nature of the Ice Ages, and the role of clouds as sources of uncertainty in global warming models. The series will conclude with an examination of the effects that global warming will have on the Gulf Coast states and the city of New Orleans.

Class Meets:  Sat. 10-12:40 A.M., Science and Engineering Labs 218 (2d floor of the Educational Resources Center, look for the signs for Financial Aid or the Tutoring Center), on Nov. 9th, 16th, and 23d.

Instructor:  Dr. Bruce E. Fleury

Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Stern 4030, x8290; 865-5191 (EEB Office, 400 Boggs)
email: bfleury@.tulane.edu
home page: http://www.tulane.edu/~bfleury/


Lecture Notes


Climate Center
National Academies Climate Change Resources
Climate Change 2001
Correlation vs. Causation
Global Warming - NCDC

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