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Oct 3rd 2016

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 (4 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

As alterações climáticas são já uma realidade e é, por isso, importante conhecer as principais causas destas mudanças, os seus impactes e formas de os solucionar. Os professores do ensino básico e secundário têm um papel ativo no ensino desta temática aos alunos. Através dos média, os docentes podem comunicar as mudanças que estão a acontecer no clima e nas formas como podemos lidar com as mesmas, numa linguagem familiar aos alunos.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Sep 26th 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)
Sep 26th 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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Sep 19th 2016

Depuis le premier Sommet de la Terre (1972) et le fameux rapport Brundtland (1987), les notions d'environnement et de développement durable renvoient toutes deux à des questions socialement vives. Le changement climatique, la transition énergétique, la préservation de la biodiversité, la réduction des inégalités et de la pauvreté constituent de véritables enjeux de société. Nous ne pouvons plus rester indifférents à de tels évènements.

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Sep 19th 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: 6 (4 votes)
Sep 19th 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: 4 (3 votes)
Sep 12th 2016

The University of Alberta, the University of Tromso and the University of the Arctic invite you to explore this four week course that examines the environment and climate of the circumpolar North. This course is the result of an international collaboration and provides you with an insight into our planet's North. Following an overview of regional geography, we will focus on the cryosphere (ice), as well as the atmosphere and ocean of the region.

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Sep 12th 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.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Sep 12th 2016

Este MOOC orientado a la acción le brindará la oportunidad de conocer los efectos del cambio climático a escala regional y las estrategias sectoriales específicas utilizadas para aumentar la resiliencia y avanzar hacia un futuro con bajas emisiones de carbono.

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Sep 12th 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)
Sep 12th 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 (16 votes)
Sep 12th 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: 8.6 (8 votes)
Sep 12th 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)
Sep 12th 2016

How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to helps us understand better how to initiate positive change.

Average: 6.2 (5 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

Understand the physical processes behind climate variations in the past, present and future, with this free online course.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

This course explores the challenges faced by developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way, and addresses the complexity inherent in lifting societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Presented by Prof Harald Winkler, director of UCT’s Energy Research Centre and colleagues from the Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS) Programme, the course covers facilitation process techniques, energy modelling, scenario building, innovation and policy. Whether you are a climate change practitioner, work in development or are simply curious about how climate mitigation is understood, this course will give you an insight into the complex process of how countries from the South pursue development goals while addressing climate mitigation.

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Self Paced

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: 6.7 (12 votes)
Aug 29th 2016

Learn the skills and information required to make more sustainable choices in everyday life related to food, energy, climate change and globalization.

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Aug 9th 2016

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)

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