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The Tyee's Crash Course in Climate Change

The facts, in eight parts. Plus a quiz just to assure you have achieved climate geek status. Prepared by Eric Nadal, a Vancouver based writer and UBC graduate with degrees spanning physics, planetary science, ethics and the philosophy of science. Drawing on his background in both science and philosophy, Eric seeks to equip readers with a fresh and more sharply honed understanding of the problem. Edited by Chris Wood.

In This Series

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'Earthglow' chart

Tyee Launches Crash Course in Climate Change

Cut through the smoke, learn the facts, win debates. In eight easy lessons starting today.

By Eric Nadal, 24 Jan 2013


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Greenhouse effect

Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 2

To understand why the planet's heating up, you need to know about 'radiative forcing.'

By Eric Nadal, 25 Jan 2013


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Paleo temp graph

Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 3

Reading the planet's past to understand the magnitude of risk we face.

By Eric Nadal, 26 Jan 2013


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Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 4

Why warming the atmosphere doesn't just cause weather to get hotter.

By Eric Nadal, 28 Jan 2013


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Our planet, Earth

Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 5

How our fossil fuel craze affects species, and makes for a radically different Earth.

By Eric Nadal, 29 Jan 2013


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Arctic sea ice timeline

Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 6

Overflowing our carbon sinks, on land and sea, takes its toll.

By Eric Nadal, 30 Jan 2013


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Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 7

Why scientists can be certain, while not exact, about climate change and its impacts.

By Eric Nadal, 31 Jan 2013


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Global warming resources

Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course: Part 8

How much reduction in fossil fuel use is needed to avert disaster?

By Eric Nadal, 1 Feb 2013


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Tyee's Climate Change Crash Course Quiz

You've taken the course. Now test your knowledge. And earn a diploma.

By Eric Nadal, 1 Feb 2013


The Fight for Ugly, Or Why Art Can’t Sell Condos

Westbank’s empty show trumped by VAG’s installation using discarded building materials, furnishings.

By Dorothy Woodend