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.
“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.”