2-9: Trends in Climate Variables, Global Warming Update

Importance of this Unit to the Course

Two key questions relating to climate change, as discussed in Unit 2-1, were what climate variables are changing and how fast are they changing. In this unit we address these questions by looking at several climate change indicators.


Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)

  1. Read the summary information. (Print text for offline review; images only.)
  2. Take the Quiz
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)

Discussion (online / face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)

A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading