PowerPoint Presentations for Astro 7: Planetary Climate Science

PowerPoints with material at least partially covered or directly related to text chapters are labelled with "Chap xx" in the links below. PowerPoints which are material I have assembled myself from various sources and are unique to Astro 7, have a "K" such as "K33: The Carbon Cycle", You can interpret the K33 as "chapter 33" (there is no chapter 33 in the text, another clue this is new material). In many of my PowerPoints you'll find slides with purple backgrounds. These are slides on more advanced material that will not be on any exams. The material is there for the curious who want more. Also, pay special attention to the very last slide - the red slide - which has key ideas for your study for exams. I'll be adding more "red slides" as time goes on. Especially the climate change PowerPoints, are under constant updating, so check back often.

Short Videos for the Breaks

Chapter
PowerPoint Title
# Slides
pdf version
Last Revision
  Introduction to Astro 7
37
 
1/8/17
0
Chapter 0: Principles of Clear Thinking and Science and webpage
128
pdf
9/5/17
K29
On Teaching (website), and PowerPoint
17
pdf
9/4/17
5
Light and Matter
60
pdf
9/7/16
K20
Heat Transfer Mechanisms
23
pdf
9/5/17
K8
Basics of Atmospheres and their Formation
45
pdf
9/5/17
11
Atmospheres of The Outer Planets and Their Moons
135
pdf
9/5/17
10
The Atmospheres of Mercury, Venus, and Mars
77
pdf
9/4/17
14
The Sun and Climate (skipped now, sun aspects placed elseswhere)
35
pdf
9/25/16
13
Other Solar Systems Around Other Stars
62
pdf
9/4/17
K31
Paleo Atmosphere and Paleo Climate of the Earth
77
pdf
9/4/17
K32
The Structure of Earth's Atmosphere
33
pdf
10/9/17
K33
Carbon Cycles
28
pdf
9/4/17
K34
Climate Modelling
38
pdf
1/6/17
K35
Clouds and Aerosols - Effects on Climate
65
pdf
9/3/17
K36
The Ocean / Atmosphere Connection
53
pdf
5/24/17
K37
Climate Forcings and Climate Time Scales
35
pdf
7/25/17
K38a
Current Climate Change - Temperatures
68
pdf
7/24/17
K38b
Current Climate Change - Ice
84
pdf
7/24/17
K38c
Current Climate Change - Sea Level
24
pdf
5/14/17
K38d
Current Climate Change - Other Aspects
76
pdf
9/14/17
K38e
Current Climate Change - Deforestation
16
pdf
7/29/17
K38f
Understanding Human Caused Climate Change: A Brief History
20
pdf
7/29/17
K39
The Key Evidence that Current Climate Change is Human-Caused
35
pdf
9/3/17
K40
Climate Denialism - Motivations, Politics, Characteristics
32
pdf
10/16/17
K40b
The Psychopathologies of Climate Denial
133
pdf
10/6/17
K41
Debunking Climate Denialist Claims (no longer shown in class, due to time constraints)
63
 
11/29/15
K42
Future Climate - 21st Century and Beyond
276
pdf
10/17/17
K43
The Thermodynamics of Civilization
188
pdf
10/5/17
K44
Strategies: Policy
183
pdf
10/17/17
K45
Strategies: Technology (needs trimming, updating; forget biofuels!)
296
pdf
6/7/17

Other Key PowerPoints I Try to Keep Updated

      pdf version  
  Climate Change in One (Long) Lecture (for astro 3)
250
 
11/11/16
  Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise, and Superstorms (on Hansen et al. 2016)
203
pdf
3/2/17
  Economic Growth and CO2 - Realism in Climate Policy from the Thermodynamics of Civilization
225
pdf
9/23/17
  The New Post-IPCC Climate Science - A Darker Frame for our Options
223
pdf
10/16/17
  Climate Change - the Straight Science, and What to Do About It (short talk to Santa Cruz High School classes)
94
pdf
6/7/17
 

 

Other Climate Science PowerPoints I've Put Together...

* Update to "Merchants of Doubt" Film Shown in our classroom Mar 16, 2016
* Climate Change: Older Astro 3 version suitable for a single-lecture talk on all of Earth Climate (now getting a bit dated)
* Anthropogenic Global Warming - A Talk Given Nov 14, 2013 for the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club. It emphasizes debunking climate denial claims
* My intro PowerPoint to the film "Disruption. Climate. Change." Fall 2015.
* My PowerPoint given in a public Panel Discussion with Guy McPherson, NASA's Carol Stoker, and local personality Joe Jordan on 9/28/14. And, updated, to separate it historically from the actual Presentation given at the panel entirely, is here: Future Climate: How Grim Really? debunking the near-term human extinction claims of Guy McPherson
* Dec 2014 - Changing the Future Climate of Earth (this one was never completed, and better to consult K42-K45 above)
* June 2016 - Public Lecture on Hansen et al 2016 paper "Ice Sheets, Sea Level Rise, and Super Storms"      
* Nov 17, 2016 - Public Lecture "Economic Growth and CO2 - Realism in Climate Policy from the Thermodynamics of Civilization"
* Apr 20, 2017 - Public Lecture "The New Post-IPCC Climate Science - a Darker Frame for our Options"
* May 20, 2017 - Presentation given to the Central Coast High Schools Coalition of Environmental Clubs at Santa Cruz High, and pdf
* May 24, 2017 - Presentation given to the Santa Cruz High School Biology Classes, and pdf
* Aug 25, 2017 - Presentation given to the NAS Faculty at Cabrillo College and pdf


Not So Related to Climate or Earth Climate Change

Astro 27 Solar System Formation and ExoPlanets Slide Show