AT Climate Science

This is where I posted all of the public information for AT Climate Science (e.g. syllabus, handouts, etc.), as well as links to more resources on Google Drive. Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at ccarman *at* kentschools *dot* net!


AT Climate Science is a semester-long elective course at Roosevelt High School and is based on the topics in Edmond Mathez and Jason Smerdon's excellent book, Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future (2nd Edition). This is the course syllabus; each topic will take around one week to complete in class.

I. Climate System

1. The Atmosphere

2. The World Ocean

3. Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions

4. The Carbon Cycle & How It Influences Climate

II. Climate Change & Its Drivers

5. Radiation Balance

6. Radiative Forcing & Feedbacks

7. Climate of the Distant Past

III. Consequences of Climate Change

8a. Climate of the Recent Past

8b. Impacts of Climate on Human History

9a. Observing Climate Change

9b. Historical Glacier Imagery

10. Greenland, Antarctica and Sea-Level Rise

IV. The Future

11. Climate Models

12. Climate Change Risk

13. Energy and the Future:

At the end of the semester, students will spend several weeks researching how they're going to address climate change as adults, either through academia, professional pursuits or individual activism.