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ENVIR SC 1C03

Climate, Water, and

Environment

Lecture 2 - The Science of Environmental Processes

Outline

1. Environmental Problems

Outline 1. Environmental Problems 2. 3. 4. 5. What is the Importance of Weather What is

2.

Outline 1. Environmental Problems 2. 3. 4. 5. What is the Importance of Weather What is

3.

Outline 1. Environmental Problems 2. 3. 4. 5. What is the Importance of Weather What is

4.

Outline 1. Environmental Problems 2. 3. 4. 5. What is the Importance of Weather What is

5.

What is the Importance of Weather

What is Climate

Composition of Earth’s Atmosphere

Visualizing Weather and Climate Changes

Key Concepts

Importance of Weather

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Climate and its importance

•

Timescale of Climate Changes

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Links between Weather and Climate

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How links are visualized

1. Environmental Problems

• • •

1. Environmental Problems • • •

Humans & Nature

The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance … born when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man

Rachel Carson

a phrase conceived in arrogance … born when it was supposed that nature exists for the

Who is Rachel Carson?

• Naturalist, author, government scientist

1907-1964

Influential in changing views towards the environment

Carson? • Naturalist, author, government scientist 1907-1964 Influential in changing views towards the environment

EvaluatingTheEnvironmentalFrontiers of ScienceScience

Evaluating The Environmental Frontiers o f Science Science

2. What is the Importance of Weather?

2. What is the Importance of Weather?

What is the Importance of Weather?

What is the Importance of Weather?

3. What is Climate?

3. What is Climate? • • near/on the ground surface: small area of the Earth’s surface:

3. What is Climate? • • near/on the ground surface: small area of the Earth’s surface:

near/on the ground surface:

small area of the Earth’s surface:

3. What is Climate? • • near/on the ground surface: small area of the Earth’s surface:

State/country:

entire Earth:

Timescales of Change

Timescales can be:

Decadal

•

Centennial:

Millennial:

Or even over millions of

years

can be: • • Decadal • Centennial: • Millennial: Or even over millions of years

What are the Impacts of Climate?

What are the Impacts of Climate?

What are the Impacts of Climate?

What are the Impacts of Climate?

What are the Impacts of Climate?

What are the Impacts of Climate?

4. Composition of Earth’s Atmosphere

4. Composition of Earth’s Atmosphere

Composition of Earth’s Atmosphere

Composition of Earth’s Atmosphere

How are Weather and Climate Related?

How are Weather and Climate Related?

5. How are Weather and Climate Related?

5. How are Weather and Climate Related?

Visualizing climate and weather changes

Visualizing climate and weather changes

Visualizing climate and weather changes

Global Warming trend, 1850-2007
Global Warming trend,
1850-2007

Visualizing climate and weather changes

Visualizing climate and weather changes

TO DO!!!

1. Complete on A2L the AIR (Academic Integrity and Responsibility) Quiz

Listen to Module 2 (if not already listened to)

Read Dearden – Chapter 1; Ross- Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 17 in the textbook