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Jan 9th 2017

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)
Jan 9th 2017

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)
Jan 9th 2017

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: 6.7 (12 votes)
Dec 12th 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: 5.6 (5 votes)
Dec 12th 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: 4.8 (4 votes)
Dec 5th 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)
Dec 5th 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: 6.3 (4 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

This course will help you become scientifically literate so that you can make better choices for yourself and the world. Unlike other courses on statistics and scientific methods, we explore global challenges - such as poverty or climate change - and then discuss how key approaches of statistics and scientific methods can help tackle these challenges. We present these approaches in a non-mathematical and easily accessible way. You will leave the course being able to recognize which efforts to do good in this world actually work, and you will have used your science literacy to make some personal changes in your life.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Dec 5th 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: 3.3 (18 votes)
Nov 28th 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: 5.1 (7 votes)
Nov 21st 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.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
Nov 14th 2016

Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change. Climate change is a global problem we all must face. This course will deal with some of the key issues related to the ethical dimensions implied by climate change – learning especially from the problems faced as well as the resilience models formulated by the marginalized sectors of society or the so-called “Global South”.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Nov 14th 2016

L’impact du changement climatique sur les écosystèmes, l’économie, l’énergie, la santé et la société rend cruciale sa compréhension par le grand public. Par ailleurs, les décisions politiques, de l’échelle locale au niveau international, peuvent dépendre des questions climatiques et environnementales et les impacter également. Force est de constater que le niveau de compréhension des enjeux autour du climat est toujours mal appréhendé par les citoyens et de les décideurs, mais aussi par les "relais" chargés de leur transmettre les informations scientifiques, que sont les journalistes et les communicants.

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Nov 7th 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)
Nov 7th 2016

Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course. Climate change creates a situation of unprecedented urgency, complexity and uncertainty, but also opens up new opportunities for innovation and leadership. In this free online course, you will get a view of the leadership challenges associated with climate change, as well as the new arenas that are opening up for climate action.

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Nov 7th 2016

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

Average: 8 (4 votes)
Nov 1st 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: 4.9 (10 votes)
Nov 1st 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: 6.6 (8 votes)
Oct 31st 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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Oct 25th 2016

Learn the effects of agricultural policy in Latin America and the Caribbean using the AGRIMONITOR platform, developed by IDB to help analyze policies. As a consumer, for sure you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food has this price and why it is different from the one that is has in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies are the ones that determine, among other factors, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact in food security and climate change?

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