Earth’s Climate: Past and Future
Two Byrd Center principal investigators have teamed up to offer a new spring course titled Earth’s Climate: Past and Future (GEOG/EARTHSC 4911). Professor Bryan Mark from the Department of Geography will be co-teaching this course with Professor Matt Saltzman from the School of Earth Sciences to examine Earth's climate and its natural development as understood from the geologic record spanning the full history of the planet, as well as how the future climate is likely to evolve.
Only by understanding the mechanisms controlling Earth's climate over millions of years – plate tectonic cycles, solar cycles, biogeochemical cycles – can we fully grasp the ways in which human activity now dominates the changes to climate.
Access the course flyer to learn more.