2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHYS 3010 Our Changing Climate

From snowball to hothouse, we will look at the climate of Earth over the whole of Earth history.  How does the human-induced climate change we are facing today differ from these past events?  What regulates climate on our planet in the first place?  We will take lessons from Earth history in order to better understand our present and predict our future. Using a systems-based approach we will explore how human actions are altering the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, continents, ecosystems, and the habitability of our home planet.




CPHYS 1104


Fall semester