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2015-2016 Catalog

ME 250 Energy and Global Climate Change-Creating a Sustainable Future

This seminar will explore scientific, ethical, political, technological, and social issues regarding the global climate change, energy needs of the society, energy conversion and sustainability. Science shows that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is causing the global warming. Since there is no consensus about this viewpoint in the areas of politics, economics, and policy making, the seminar will offer a rich forum of discussions of opposing views. Increased fossil energy use driven by population explosion will also be discussed. [STSC, V, W]