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GEOG 222 - Climatology

(3 credits)
Climatology or climate science is the study of average and extreme weather patterns through long-term observations and application of natural laws. Climate changes naturally and by the collective activities of society. This course introduces you to the science and literacy of climate change and the factors controlling past, current and future climate on Earth. How do changes in land use and emissions of greenhouse gases affect weather and what are the consequences for water resources, health, economy and energy consumption? Understanding connections between air, water, ice, living things, and the solid Earth helps us determine the changes in the climate system. Students will learn how the climate system works through discussions of current issues, observations with weather instruments, critical review of scientific articles, interpretation of data and maps and team-oriented presentations and debates. Offered fall semester. (CNSN)