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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ES 117 - NPS Climate Change and the Fate of Civilization

4.00 credits.
(Natural and Physical Science Core Course)
This course explores the science of climate change and its impact on past and future civilizations. Students will learn how the Earth’s climate system works; the factors responsible for climate change and how those factors interact; the impact of past climate changes on civilizations; climate models, observations, and hypotheses utilized to predict future climate. Finally, the course examines the connection between human activity and the current warming trend and the potential environmental, economic, and social consequences of climate change. Offered as needed.