Lecture 04 (Climate Change: Move to Action (Winter 2010))

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{{#if:Lecture 4 discusses in more detail the oscillation of the climate from ice age to temperate periods. This oscillation is the "natural" climate of the last million (or more) years. Hence, climate is not really tuned to this current temperate period in which we thrive. It changes, and the natural variability would say it is likely to get colder. The natural cycles have been profoundly changed by the addition of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. Examining the climate of the last 1000 years, there are sustained warm and cool periods, which have had important impacts on people. The turnaround between temperate and ice age periods is revisited and the role of the ocean is investigated.|== Lecture Summary == Lecture 4 discusses in more detail the oscillation of the climate from ice age to temperate periods. This oscillation is the "natural" climate of the last million (or more) years. Hence, climate is not really tuned to this current temperate period in which we thrive. It changes, and the natural variability would say it is likely to get colder. The natural cycles have been profoundly changed by the addition of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. Examining the climate of the last 1000 years, there are sustained warm and cool periods, which have had important impacts on people. The turnaround between temperate and ice age periods is revisited and the role of the ocean is investigated.|}} {{#if:Powerpoint Lecture 4|===Lecture Link=== Powerpoint Lecture 4|}} {{#if:* Foundation of science of climate change|===Lecture Outline===

  • Foundation of science of climate change|}}

{{#if:Radiative Forcing of Climate Change: Expanding the Concept and Addressing Uncertainties (2005)

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)

Chapter 1

From class website: Executive Summary Chapter 1: Radiative Forcing|== Assigned Reading == Radiative Forcing of Climate Change: Expanding the Concept and Addressing Uncertainties (2005)

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)

Chapter 1

From class website: Executive Summary Chapter 1: Radiative Forcing|}} {{#if:|== Relevant Reading == {{{Relevant Reading}}}|}} {{#if:Rood Climate Change Class

Reference list from course

Rood Blog Data Base

Koshland Science Museum: Global Warming

IPCC (2007) Working Group 1: Summary for Policy Makers

IPCC (2007) Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers

Osborn et al., The Spatial Extent of 20th-Century Warmth in the Context of the Past 1200 Years, Science, 311, 841-844, 2006|== Foundational References == Rood Climate Change Class

Reference list from course

Rood Blog Data Base

Koshland Science Museum: Global Warming

IPCC (2007) Working Group 1: Summary for Policy Makers

IPCC (2007) Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers

Osborn et al., The Spatial Extent of 20th-Century Warmth in the Context of the Past 1200 Years, Science, 311, 841-844, 2006|}} {{#if:|== Relevant Readings Posted by Others == {{{Relevant Readings Posted by Others}}}|}} {{#if:Climate Science, Observations, Paleoclimate, Temperature|== Topics Covered == Climate Science, Observations, Paleoclimate, Temperature|}} {{#arraymap:Climate Science, Observations, Paleoclimate, Temperature|,|q|| }} {{#arraymap:W10|,|q|| }} {{#arraymap:Foundational References|,|q|| }}



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