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New Grand Challenges Course on Climate Change

Register now for GCC 3006: Climate Change - Myths, Mysteries and Uncertainties


What difference does 2 degrees Celsius make to the future of the planet?


The recent U.N. Climate Change Conference concluded with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming by less than 2 degrees Celsius. In GCC 3006, find out why 2 degrees matters and why limiting global warming by even that much is going to be far more challenging than you may think.

In this Grand Challenges Curriculum course, students will explore the theory behind the atmospheric greenhouse effect and the impact climate change will have on future generations. Students will also learn more about the recent Paris Agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference and the challenges faced in limiting global warming by two degrees Celsius.

The course will be co-taught by Jennifer Powers (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior) and Tim Griffis (Soil, Water and Climate). Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 -10 a.m. on the St. Paul Campus. For more information, check out the Grand Challenge Curriculum website

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