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Sep 18th 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: 7.2 (9 votes)
Sep 11th 2017

This course teaches you everything you need to know about energy, the environment, and at least a number of things in everyday life. It starts by talking about energy itself and where it comes from. This includes how much we have, who has it, who uses it, and what that all means.

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

Average: 4.5 (10 votes)

Sep 4th 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: 5.3 (16 votes)
Aug 28th 2017

In this course you will learn to articulate your own concepts about (threatened) heritage and that of others. What is your heritage? Who defines heritage? Why is heritage under threat? How can we protect heritage?

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Learn how to measure and monitor the Earth’s water and ice masses to deepen your understanding of global change. Global warming. Rising sea levels. Droughts. Flooding. The melting of the polar ice caps. In this energy and earth science course, you will learn how continental water and ice masses are measured and monitored through remote sensing.

Average: 9 (2 votes)

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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)
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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: 5.7 (15 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Learn where we get our energy from today and why we need to change our energy system now, to avoid future changes to our climate. Our ancestors burned trees and whales far faster than nature produced more, gaining good from the energy but causing big problems. Today we burn fossil fuels, which allows us to live well, but will cause even bigger problems in the future.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jan 30th 2017

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses, and the solutions available to reduce those risks. The course is aimed at the level of students entering university, and seeks to provide an inter-disciplinary introduction to what is a broad field. It engages a number of experts from the University of Exeter and a number of partner organisations.

Average: 9.5 (6 votes)
Feb 16th 2016

Learn about the physics, chemistry, biology, and geology of the earth’s climate system.

Average: 5.7 (6 votes)

Jun 8th 2015

Es evidente que si no tomamos medidas para combatir el cambio climático el mundo será 4 grados centígrados más cálido a finales de siglo. Este incremento de temperatura amenaza nuestra sociedad tras décadas de desarrollo y nos encontramos actualmente en un punto de inflexión decisivo para el futuro de la humanidad. Este curso presenta las últimas evidencias científicas sobre el cambio climático y algunas de las alternativas e iniciativas que debemos empezar a implementar lo antes posible para poder revertir la situación.

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