E.g., Friday, December 19, 2014
E.g., Friday, December 19, 2014
E.g., Friday, December 19, 2014
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Explores the physical processes that control Earth's ocean, atmosphere, & climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass & energy budgets. Topics include rain, clouds, severe storms, regional climate, air pollution, the ozone layer, ocean currents & productivity, global warming, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, energy, & water resources.

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Earth is old and interesting. Geology is the science that tries to tell its story. In this course we will try to get a basic understanding of the Earth and its very long geological history.

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Soil is the skin of the earth. It begins as rock that is broken down by plants, animals, and the elements; it blends with other materials, and becomes the foundation of our the forests, grasslands and fields. In this course we will explore how soil works and what makes it possible for plants to grow in soil at all.

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May 4th 2015

How and why is the Earth constantly changing? How do scientists reconstruct events in Earth's geologic history? This course explores the origin and evolution of the Earth and provides resources for educational use.

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Feb 2nd 2015

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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Mar 2nd 2015

It is now becoming clear that without necessary climate action, the world may become 4°C warmer by the end of this century. As this threatens to roll back decades of development progress, this is a ‘make or break’ point. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence as well as some of the opportunities for urgent action.

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Jan 19th 2015

This course introduces the academic discipline of sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations.

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Jan 12th 2015

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses, and the solutions available to reduce those risks.

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Jan 12th 2015

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

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Jan 12th 2015

Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements - earth, air, wind and water - can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.

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Sep 29th 2014

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).

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Sep 8th 2014

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems.

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Nov 10th 2014

The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep geological time to present life forms.

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Nov 4th 2014

The first course in a four part, comprehensive XSeries designed to prepare you for the AP Environmental Science exam.

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Oct 16th 2014

Humanity has just about run out of time to address climate change. Scientists have pointed out that a rise in mean surface temperature of 2º Celsius above pre-industrial levels will put the Earth in dangerous, uncharted territory. Yet we currently are on a path toward an increase of 4º or more this century. The last chance for action has arrived. That chance lies in Paris in December 2015. Either governments will agree to decisive action, as they have promised, or we will look back at 2015 as the year when climate sanity slipped through our fingers.

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Oct 20th 2014

How did life emerge on Earth? How have life and Earth co-evolved through geological time? Is life elsewhere in the universe? Take a look through the 4-billion-year history of life on Earth through the lens of the modern Tree of Life.

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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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Oct 28th 2013

Learn how our world’s energy forces – from wind and waves to storms and currents – animate the Earth’s surface and allow our planet to support life.

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Jan 21st 2013

Explore how science works and what constitutes "good" science through case studies drawn from a wide spectrum of people's experience, for example superheros, movies, and real world issues such as global warming.

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