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Jun 6th 2016

The course presents an overview of the theory behind biological diversity evolution and dynamics and of methods for diversity calculation and estimation. We will become familiar with the major alpha, beta, and gamma diversity estimation techniques.

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May 30th 2016

Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change and how to talk about it. You will learn from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology who study how climate change is affecting people, populations, and ways of life. Explore the multiple lines of evidence for the human-induced climate change that is happening today, and consider what that means for the future of our planet. At the end of this course you will be able to understand key scientific principles, identify and address misconceptions, and contribute confidently to conversations about climate change.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 30th 2016

Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world. In this subject you will explore Education as a social institution charged with communicating the knowledge, skills and cultural values that society considers most important.
We will look at how the aims of Education have changed over time in response to changing and competing views of what is considered a ‘good society’ and ‘good person’, as well as changes that come from new understandings of a constantly changing world.
We will also look at the way Education continues to change in the context of new communication technologies, globalization and climate change.

Average: 8.7 (6 votes)
May 30th 2016

This class provides a series of Python programming exercises intended to explore the use of numerical modeling in the Earth system and climate sciences. The scientific background for these models is presented in a companion class, Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change. This class assumes that you are new to Python programming (and this is indeed a great way to learn Python!), but that you will be able to pick up an elementary knowledge of Python syntax from another class or from on-line tutorials.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
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 30th 2016

Over 70% of our planet is ocean, and life itself evolved in the sea so come and join us on this tour of Planet Ocean! Have you ever wondered about the diversity of marine biota in our oceans? Do you know what a nudibranch is? Or how a kelp forest functions? Did you realise that the ocean ‘pumps’ carbon? Are you interested in how marine systems; from coral reefs to Antarctic ecosystems are managed? This course will introduce you to the fascinating world of our oceans. You will learn about marine life and key features of the ocean system. You will also explore some of the stressors on marine systems caused by human activity. Finally, this course will cover how society might sensibly approach managing those threats into the future.

Average: 6.6 (10 votes)
May 30th 2016

How can we live a good life on one planet with over seven billion people? This course will explore greening the economy on four levels – individual, business, city, and nation. We will look at the relationships between these levels and give many practical examples of the complexities and solutions across the levels.

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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 13th 2016

E-waste can be a threat to our planet: Illegal and poorly managed e-waste is polluting our environment, harming human health, and contributing to human-made climate change. The worst impacts are often in the countries that are least equipped to manage it. Or it can be a valuable resource: By recycling materials contained in e-waste, we can save on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from primary mining, we can create green jobs, and we can create economic opportunities.

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May 10th 2016

Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.

Average: 7.7 (3 votes)
May 10th 2016

The objective of this MOOC is to give you a set of tools to better understand coastal risks and to develop the broadest possible understanding of coastal vulnerability. Two "witness" territories will be compared: the Breton coast in France and the coast of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec. Comprehensive and easy to follow, in this MOOC you will learn everything you need to know about the risk of erosion and coastal flooding!

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May 9th 2016

Führende KlimawissenschaftlerInnen wurden befragt, um alle Facetten des Klimawandels zu beleuchten. Wer wissen will, was die Ursachen für die menschengemachte Erderwärmung sind und wie unser Klimasystem funktioniert, findet die Informationen hier.

Average: 6 (6 votes)
May 9th 2016

Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the Paris Agreement at COP 21, the global community has signaled its intent to act. Indeed, without climate action, decades of development progress are threatened, meaning that we are at a ‘make it or break it’ point in time. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence, explains the different regional impacts and divulge climate action strategies, and some opportunities for you to take action on climate change.

Average: 2 (4 votes)
May 3rd 2016

Master the basics of climate science so you can better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone. Do you want to talk about climate change from an informed perspective? Are you interested in how global warming works? Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and climate science is critical to finding solutions. How can we make the best decisions about our present and future? By taking this course, you can be part of the global conversation.

Average: 5.3 (6 votes)
May 2nd 2016

Learn how water can be used in the planning of cities to improve liveability in the face of climate change and population growth. Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities.

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Apr 11th 2016

The energy transition is a global task. English is the global language. Learn the most important vocabulary for communicating in private or professional contexts.

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Apr 6th 2016

O objetivo geral do curso Alterações Climáticas: o contexto das experiências de vida é introduzir o conceito de alterações climáticas no contexto do desenvolvimento sustentável, relacionando-o com as experiências vivenciadas por cada um de como, por exemplo, adaptar e mitigar os seu efeitos, relacionados com cheias, falta de água, subida no nível do mar, erosão costeira, e outros.

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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)
Self Paced

This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Self Paced

With our growing appetite for electrical and electronic products, combined with rapid innovation and ever-shorter product lifespans, e-waste has now become one of the fast growing waste streams.
This course will help the participant to understand why and how we must manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner and how we can take action on e-waste in their own life, business, or organization.

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