New Feature: Global Warming 101

September 22, 2011

Here’s your chance to sit in free on David Archer’s University of Chicago class, Phy Sci 134 – based on his book,  “Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast” – one of the key books for understanding the larger picture.

If you want a challenging and informative, but not overwhelming, intro to the key issue of our millenium, from one of the lead instructors at one of our best Universities – this is it.  I’ll be posting a new lecture every Friday until we work our way thru all of them. Thanks to the University of Chicago, David Archer, and  YouTuber MrSirCharles for making this available.

Today I post the chatty intro at the top, and the first real lecture, on Chapter 2.1 – Heat and Light – below

Complete list of lectures here, if you want to skip ahead.

Online computer models

David Archer Bio:

“I have been a professor in the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. I have worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of atmospheric CO2. I teach classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global geochemical cycles.”

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9 Responses to “New Feature: Global Warming 101”

  1. mrsircharles Says:

    Nice one, Peter. Cheers ;)


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  3. Archer has put together a goof course for teaching the basics of climate change.

  4. mrsircharles Says:

    Also => David Archer – Global Warming in Geologic Time

    Conclusions:

    Global warming is well understood, it has been detected, and the forecast for the end of the century is frightening.

    CO2 emission will continue to effect climate for hundreds of thousands of years into the future.

    Sea level may ultimately rise 100 times more than the forecast for the year 2100.


  5. [...] channel (links provided separately for each lecture below in the right-hand column). Thanks to Peter Sinclair for posting about this [...]

    • kokuaguy Says:

      Aloha MrSirCharles:
      See my comment below about newser. Also, I have been curious about the reaction of experts to the work of Mark Jacobson at Stanford on the “soot” factor. It seems short sighted to be ignoring black carbon particulates (black carbon) when it could have a significant and rapid impact on the climate, and may be the only realistic option for saving the Arctic sea ice from melting permanently.
      Aloha,
      Mike in Honolulu

  6. kokuaguy Says:

    I did a story on this at newser.com and I thought I put that information here in the comments. Was it deleted? If so, I’m wondering why. Here’s the link to my story again.

    http://www.newser.com/story/129335/global-warming-101.html

    And another one from a website I think I found by coming here: http://img2-cdn.newser.com/story/comments/128810/a-psychologist-studies-climate-change-denial.html


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