Jakes ESCI 405 Reflection

In part of my first actual Environmental Science couse, ESCI 405 has a focus on the topic of climate change. The Global Environmental change course provides insight the topic of climate change and all the issues that ensue. Covering material from how change is recorded, how different issues can be detected, and what can be done to mitigate the issue at hand. In addition to the course itself there is a required lab, where students work on different elemental records and aspects of climate change. This skills learned in this class involve a better understanding of the issue surrounding all of us and ways in which individuals can make a difference. As sustainability is a field defined by the problems in which it faces, climate change falls under the category of a grand challenge. This class provides solid background on an issue that is commonly discussed and worked on in the field of sustainability, making this elective beneficial to the dual major.