The Air in Beijing, The Water in Flint, and The Temperature in Ripon

No one wants to breathe contaminated air nor drink polluted water but how do we evaluate what our levels of unsafe chemical exposure are or could be? This course develops quantitative assessment of air and water pollution, including how we communicate those findings to minimize personal exposure. The discussion will expand into a quantitative examination of our use of fossil fuels and the chemistry of climate change, including strategies for minimizing imbalances in the atmosphere. No previous chemistry background is required.