All the assignments will be posted to this blog. Check before class for breaking news updates. I reserve the right to use class participation points.
Seating – this is a small class in a big room. Please sit toward the center on the first few rows.
Climate in the News
Earth on the edge: Record breaking 2016 was close to 1.5°C warming
President Obama’s Last Piece on Climate Change
The Extremes of the Climate Debate
We are all going to die – soon
From Season 3, Episode 3 of Newsroom:
Is this so crazy? See: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/11/climate-desk-fact-checks-aaron-sorkins-climate-science-newsroom
It is just a liberal plot:
It might be getting warmer, but who knows why?
A thoughtful skeptic:
Evaluating science in the media
The Canadian House Hippo
The Impact of Global Warming on Louisiana
Sea level rise is the major global warming threat to coastal Louisiana and New Orleans. We are going to have a representative from NOAA in class to talk about the effects of relative sea level rise on coastal Louisiana.
Tim Osborne: The Realities of the Coast and It’s Populations
Please review these articles before class:
Scientists say Louisiana’s latest projections for coastal flooding are grim, but realistic
With gloomier estimates, should coastal plan look further than 50 years?
As we will discuss later in the course, even these articles overstate the possibility of coastal restoration. For example, the best evidence is that river diversions will not build land at all:
Pictorial Account and Landscape Evolution of the Crevasses near Fort St. Philip, Louisiana