Week one assignment: This is a course on climate science, so we are going to start with a quick reminder of the scientific method. Read the description at this site:
Pay particular attention to the part that describes common mistakes to applying the scientific method. The supposed “debate” that occurs in American culture over the truth of global warming focuses on finding errors in the scientific data that shows that human caused climate change is occurring.
- How can these mistakes be eliminated in scientific studies?
- How do we see those methods of eliminating these errors in climate science?
This is an introductory week, so I don’t expect the answers to go in depth in breaking down a scientific study, but the concepts should be easy to find (especially since the answer to the first question in on the website I have directed you to). Post your answers as part of this Discussion topic.Most assignments will be handled through the assignments tab on the left menu, but occassionally they will be part of a discussion and I expect you to respond to each other's postings. If you have questions about this, please bring them up in your posting. . You can write it in Word and then copy and paste in onto the webcampus discussion board if that is easier for you. Dont forget to read chapter one as well.