Earth Science Lecture 1: Understanding the Global Warming Forecast: Our Past and Future Climate

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In this first lecture video of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on climate change, Columbia University Professor Peter deMenocal discusses the scientific basis of our current understanding of climate change. He explores current and historical data sources about changes in the Earth’s temperature and greenhouse gas levels, and explains how they can be used to put together a picture of global warming. The lecture further emphasizes how the science of climate change has evolved over time and investigates possible solutions for dealing with global warming in the future. A lecture transcript and companion PowerPoint presentation are also available on FoSO.

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