Our Earth’s Future

“Prediction is difficult, especially about the future”

– Niels Bohr*

Here are some resources to help you understand our earth’s future. This page is designed for participants in Our Earth’s Future at the American Museum of Natural History, but it’s available for anyone interested in the future of our home.

The course I teach covers a variety of topics that you may want to explore in greater depth:

Climate Science – it’s really useful to understand how the climate works before trying to understand how it’s changing.

Impacts of Climate – why should you care that climate is changing?

Past Climate – this class is about the future, but it can help to look at the past as a guide.


Here is a map of the concepts being introduced in this class. It’s still a work in progress, but check it out!

Sunset in Antarctica. I took this photo in 2010 from the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer.


*The authenticity of this quote is disputed. As it turns out, the past is pretty difficult as well.


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