Friday, September 19, 2014

Learning About Climate Change

I finished my Climate Change in Four Dimensions course at Coursera, and I got my certificate. You can see it here.

The course was meaningful and challenging, as MOOCs often are. One important thing is that I now know a lot more about the extent of greenhouse gas emissions and how the greenhouse effect works. But, equally importantly, I was introduced to the work of Professor Naomi Oreskes, whose book Merchants of Doubt (coauthored with Erik M. Conway) tells, as its subtitle indicates, "How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming." Review coming soon...

A Fifth and Final Ekphrastic Essay About Our 2022 Road Trip: the Prairie and the Dust Bowl

  Erosion No. 2, Mother Earth Laid Bare by Alexandre Hogue When Greg and I were planning our 2022 road trip, our goal was to visit friends a...