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Jan 23rd 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: 5.1 (7 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture? Find out with this free course. With irreversible global warming becoming a reality, it’s never been more important for our societies and industries to respond to our changing climate. Can farming meet this challenge?

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Jan 23rd 2017

Rights to land and resources are at the center of our most pressing development issues: poverty reduction, food security, conflict, urbanization, gender equality, climate change, and resilience. Secure Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) create incentives for investment, broad-based economic growth, and good stewardship of natural resources. Insecure property rights and weak land governance systems often provoke conflict and instability, which can trap communities, countries, and entire regions in a cycle of poverty.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Jan 16th 2017

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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Jan 16th 2017

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: 6.7 (3 votes)
Jan 16th 2017

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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Jan 16th 2017

Learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues, with this free online course. In Environmental Humanities: Remaking Nature, you’ll get a broad overview of an emerging area of interdisciplinary research that reframes contemporary environmental challenges using approaches from philosophy, literature, language, history, anthropology, cultural studies and the arts.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Jan 9th 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: 5.6 (5 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

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: 5.8 (5 votes)
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 (10 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: 6.2 (15 votes)
Jan 9th 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)
Jan 9th 2017

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: 8.3 (3 votes)
Jan 2nd 2017

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)
Jan 2nd 2017

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 (19 votes)
Jan 2nd 2017

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: 5.8 (6 votes)
Dec 26th 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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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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