Summer Program Course A
IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE: MAKING SENSE OF CLIMATE SCIENCE
August 10 – 14, 2015 | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m
From the polar vortex to greenhouse gases to tsunamis and wildfires, our changing global climate is at the top of the news. It can be a challenge to navigate an accurate and evidence-based path through alarmism and denial. This course will explore how the global climate system functions, how we determine the role that humans play in a dynamic climate, how we study and make predictions about the climate, and the effects of a changing climate on human populations, biodiversity and ecosystems.
Lecturer: Monika Havelka
Monika Havelka is a Lecturer in the Department of Biology at UTM. She obtained her PhD in Zoology from the University of Western Ontario, studying the reproductive energetics of white-footed mice. She has taught courses in evolutionary biology, landscape ecology, biostatistics, comparative physiology and environmental science. She was selected as one of the semi-finalists in the TVO Best Lecturer competition in 2006.