Global warming is emerging as one of the major issues of our times. It is also highly polarizing. In this seminar, we study climate change through some common claims made by climate skeptics. As we do so, we explore our inherent biases and how they affect our choice of news sources. In our search for "truth," we will do field work to evaluate the assertion that protecting and growing forests is essential to achieving a carbon neutral future. For our final project, we will examine our personal responsibility in the climate problem and the ethical, economical and societal value of buying offsets to erase our carbon footprint.
Anne M. Kraepiel-Morel