Communicating science to nonscientists is an important yet challenging endeavor. The general public and many policy makers do not have a clear understanding of the nature of science, and are particularly misinformed about such topics as global warming, the greenhouse effect, geologic time, rates of climate change, evolution of Earth and life, climate system interactions, and human influences on climate, scientific uncertainty, and climate models. This course aims to make climate change and the Earth system understandable and accessible. Use your critical thinking skills, develop your writing skills, and demonstrate your understanding of science and Earth’s climate by writing a ~1-page (typed, single spaced, 12-pt Ariel font, 1 inch margins) Editorial on a topic related to this course. By their very nature, editorials contain opinion – but good editorials contain defendable, supportable, and logical arguments. They are position statements with supporting evidence; in this case that means scientific evidence.I do not have to agree with your opinion, but I will assess the science supporting your opinion and the logic of your argument. You should be able to write this simply based on what you learned in class and drawing from your notes. However, if you use any resources other than your notes you must cite them.