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E.g., 2016-07-01
E.g., 2016-07-01
May 30th 2016

¿Sabes por qué hay animales que migran cada año? ¿Cómo saben los campesinos cuando sembrar y cuando cosechar? ¿Sabes qué gobierna el ciclo anual de frio y calor y de lluvias y secas? Las estaciones del año son el fenómeno climático más perceptible por el ser humano y se manifiestan de diferente forma en distintas regiones; por ejemplo cuando es invierno en la mitad del mundo, es verano en la otra mitad. Entender el mecanismo de las estaciones es el primer paso para entender el clima, que afecta a casi todas las actividades humanas.

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May 30th 2016

How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face. You will learn about the world’s population and the crucial role of agriculture in feeding the steadily increasing number of people. You will then see how climate and soils dictate the types of farms we see in different regions and countries.

Average: 6.4 (11 votes)
May 23rd 2016

This course will provide you with an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today. You will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, we will discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections. Successful international strategies and programs promoting human health will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key actors explored.

Average: 2.9 (15 votes)
May 16th 2016

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Mar 21st 2016

Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ. Climate change is the biggest global challenge the human race has ever faced. Our insatiable demand for energy from fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere, and in turn changing our climate. Climate change is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, our food supply, economy and society. These changes will accelerate over the next few decades
In this subject you will explore the impacts of climate change; why we should care about them, the science that underpins our understanding and how we can fix the problem before it’s too late.

Average: 9.1 (7 votes)
Jan 18th 2016

Develop a greater appreciation for how the air, water, land, and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Nov 30th 2015

Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course.

Average: 7.7 (6 votes)
Nov 9th 2015

Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Sep 15th 2015

The first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Environmental Science exam, focusing on the living world and evolution.

Average: 1 (2 votes)
Sep 1st 2015

Explore how climate change, water availability, and engineering innovation are key challenges for our planet.

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Apr 1st 2015

This course combines an overview of the science behind water and climate in the Western United States with a survey of the major legal, political, and cultural issues focused on this precious resource.

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Feb 2nd 2015

L’ambition du cours est de confronter ses participants aux enjeux techniques, économiques, sociaux et environnementaux du XXIe siècle. Ces enjeux sont par nature très fortement couplés et complexes. Ils exigent une approche interdisciplinaire, afin d’adopter un vrai questionnement, au delà des préjugés et idées reçues.

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Self Paced

Explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds, rain, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, air pollution, ocean currents and productivity, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, global warming, energy, and water resources.

Average: 4 (4 votes)
Jul 1st 2014

This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities.

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Sep 30th 2013

Climate Literacy tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy.

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