Lecture 2 - A Case Study of Earth - Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change - ESM 120 (Winter 2021)
From Rebecca Hernandez on January 8th, 2021
Lecture 2. We are going to talk about the history of fossil fuels, the rise of carbon cycle science, the chemistry and physics of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, how scientists reconstruct past climates, and the role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. We begin with a discussion about the present day -- about where things stand with global warming, including some of the latest research on what the future holds for emissions on this planet.