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Apr 3rd 2017

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: 6.6 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

The Concept Sustainable Construction is essential for the economic growth of the nations. This course helps to easily understand the main elements that compose Sustainable Construction, complementing, adapting and modifying many of the basic elements of the traditional construction.*** El desarrollo del concepto de Construcción Sostenible es de vital importancia para el crecimiento económico de los países. Este curso permite entender de forma clara los principales elementos que constituyen la Construcción Sostenible, completando, adaptando y modificando muchos de los elementos fundamentales del sector de la construcción tradicional.

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Mar 28th 2017

Discover how to use microorganisms and catalysts to create biobased products, and then learn how to market and sell those products in a profitable business model. What does it take to create and implement a biobased product?

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Mar 27th 2017

In this course you can learn about the mechanics of global weather, the foundations of ocean meteorology, predictive modeling and how sailors receive data via satellite and use high-performance navigation software.

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Mar 27th 2017

As a society and individually, we use energy every moment of our lives to improve our quality of life. Energy 101 will develop the big picture and connect the details of our energy use, technology, infrastructure, impact, and future.

Average: 6 (5 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

Learn about diverse and integrated markets for primary energy, and the essential considerations driving business leaders and policy makers in development of global energy resources.

Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.

Average: 5.5 (6 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Self-paced

The course gives an idea about how gas markets work and explains Russia's gas strategies within economic and geopolitical contexts.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
Mar 21st 2017

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial. In public discussions, climate change is a highly controversial topic. However, in the scientific community, there is little controversy with 97% of climate scientists concluding humans are causing global warming.

Average: 6 (5 votes)
Mar 21st 2017

El panorama energético mundial, dominado por una demanda creciente de energía a escala global que se sustenta en el consumo masivo de energías fósiles, conlleva importantes retos a los que debe hacer frente nuestra sociedad. Planificar nuestro futuro energético es trascendental para lograr el avance de la humanidad. Sin embargo, no cabe cualquier solución, pues la necesidad de proveer de energía suficiente a una población mundial en constante e imparable crecimiento, debe compaginarse con una adecuada preservación del medio ambiente para seguir aspirando a un futuro sostenible de nuestra sociedad.

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Mar 20th 2017

This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

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: 4.8 (8 votes)
Mar 20th 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: 8.7 (11 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

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: 5.7 (12 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

This subject explores the world of water management on a drying planet. In this subject you will take the journey of water - how it began, and its availability today in light of global warming and urbanisation. You will see that the natural environment is reaching a threshold, and the impact that has for us and the water supplies that we rely on. We will answer the questions -what are organisations and policy makers doing to secure our water future? How is society working together towards climate resilience?

Average: 4.4 (9 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

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)
Mar 20th 2017

What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres? Learn about the role that radiation and greenhouse gases play in our understanding of atmospheric chemistry. As levels of CO2 in the atmosphere increase, you will discover the solutions scientists are exploring to reduce levels. And discover how missions to other planets and moons in our solar system are revealing extraordinarily diverse atmospheres.

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Mar 20th 2017

Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today. This free online course explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past. At present, biodiversity is facing a crisis, with the prospect of a sixth extinction event today.

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Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today. Did you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate more than 70% of the global emissions? Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges, yet are also key to resolving these same challenges.

Average: 3 (4 votes)

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