OLLI – WEEK 1/2016

Wednesday March 30th – May 18th, 2016 

  • Harvest Chapel room 309 basement 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday starting 3/30 thru 5/18 – includes trip to ice core lab Address: 3651 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood, CO 80113

Week 1: Wednesday March 30th, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Introduction/Key principles of climate change -(week 1 last updated 3/31/2016)

* Slides: Belanger OLLI week1 final 6.7 Mb – pptx; Belanger OLLI week1 final 7.7Mb – PDF

GHGs and selected slides-DELAYERED – PPTX; GHGs and selected slides- PDF

Handout #1 Denial101x HOW GHGs work

Handout #2 Solar heat budget modified

* Link to videos on How GHGs work:

– Ancient CO2 levels

– Increasing Greenhouse effect



VIDEO: How the climate system works and regulates itself:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrPS2HiYVp8

  • What factors determine Earth’s climate:

    –See IPCC-AR5 (2013-2014)  tab on my  web page: the IPCC REPORTS: https://denverclimatestudygroup.com/?page_id=63

    Mentioned in class: Skeptical Science Debunking Handbook:
    The Handbook explores the surprising fact that debunking myths can sometimes reinforce the myth in peoples’ minds. Communicators need to be aware of the various backfire effects and how to avoid them, such as:

The Familiarity Backfire Effect

The Overkill Backfire Effect

The Worldview Backfire Effect

It also looks at a key element to successful debunking: providing an alternative explanation. The Handbook is designed to be useful to all communicators who have to deal with misinformation (eg – not just climatemyths).

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