Short Answer

Read Chapter1:


1. How do scientists know that observed changes are due to human activities?

2. The planet’s climate has changed significantly in the past. Why are current and future changes a source of great concern that we need to solve this problem urgently?

3. Professor Ramanathan closes this lecture by asking what you would say when a skeptic asks if you believe in climate change. He suggests that you can say “no, I don’t believe in climate change.” You can follow it up by saying, “I don’t have to believe in climate change, I rely on the data.” “The data tells us the climate is changing.”

After reviewing lecture 1, how would you support this statement?


Chapter 4:

1. Why is Societal Transformation so important to Bending the Curve, and ranked so highly among the solutions?  Do you think it should be?  Why or why not?

2. How would you start implementing the 10 solutions? Perhaps you’d begin with solution #1 and go down the list or put into place a governance mechanism to implement the solutions?

3. Which living laboratory inspires you, and why?



Chapter 13:

1. Share two specific obstacles, one from each category of obstacles to the climate change problem as discussed in the lecture, that you observe in an industry of your choice.

2. How is collective action a problem in climate change?

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