Global Climate Change

Meet the Faculty

Arnold J. Bloom

Arnold J. Bloom, Professor of Plant Sciences at UC Davis. Arnold J. Bloom became a botanist through a circuitous route. Upon receiving an undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale University, he spent several years developing computer models of the spread of air pollution over cities in the USA and Germany. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, where he also completed a two-semester course in Environmental Legislation at the Law School. He conducted postdoctoral research on the temperature responses of plants at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. For the last thirty years, he has been on the faculty of the University of California at Davis. His publications range from major reviews on the economics of resource allocation in plants to the future of agriculture under rising carbon dioxide levels. He has coauthored textbooks on Plant Physiology and Plant Mineral Nutrition. The book Global Climate Change: Convergence of Disciplines derives from a General Education Course that he has offered for the past decade and has grown to an enrollment of nearly three hundred students..

Course created by Arnold J. Bloom

Global Climate Change

SAS 025V
Spring Quarter 2018
UC Davis, SAS 025V
3 quarter units / 2 semester units

Causes of global climate change and the biological, geophysical, and social consequences of such change. Methods used by different scientists for predicting future events. Complexity of global affairs and decision-making under uncertainty.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 23, 2018
Registration ends: Jan 6, 2019

First day of instruction: Jan 7, 2019
Last day of instruction: Mar 15, 2019


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Additional course fees: 

In-person proctoring: Note that proctoring centers can cost students from $20-$200.


Arnold Bloom