Given that this is a climate class, I am watching the weather. I have cancelled our speaker, he will come another day because he is coming in from Lafayette. I am not cancelling class, but I am not passing the roll sheet since I know some of you are going to have difficulty getting in. If you do get in, we will likely end early, with an eye on the weather so we can all get home safely.
All the assignments will be posted to this blog. Check before class for breaking news updates. I reserve the right to use class participation points.
We meet in 202.
Seating – this is a small class in a big room. Please sit toward the center on the first few rows.
Climate in the News
The Extremes of the Climate Debate
We are all going to die – soon – from Season 3, Episode 3 of Newsroom:
It is just a liberal plot:
It might be getting warmer, but who knows why?
A thoughtful skeptic:
Evaluating science in the media
The Impact of Global Warming on Louisiana
Sea level rise is the major global warming threat to coastal Louisiana and New Orleans. We are going to have a representative from NOAA in class to talk about the effects of relative sea level rise on coastal Louisiana.
Please review these articles before class:
As we will discuss later in the course, even these articles overstate the possibility of coastal restoration. For example, the best evidence is that river diversions will not build land at all: