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What is Climate Change? (Coursera)

In this course, learners will become familiar with the scientific evidence that demonstrates human-caused climate change. We will explore how greenhouse gases cause the Earth to warm, and why our recent warming is attributed to human activities. We will also discuss where our climate is headed, including anticipated future [...]

Heritage under Threat (Coursera)

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? This course, sponsored by the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development and [...]

Global Warming II: Create Your Own Models in Python (Coursera)

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 [...]

Companies and climate change (Coursera)

How can companies act in the fight against global warming? This is a question that is being asked more and more urgently to all economic actors. To shed some light on your thoughts, we have met with four companies of various sizes and sectors of activity that are [...]

Energy, Environment, and Everyday Life (Coursera)

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 [...]

Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change (Coursera)

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 [...]

Sensing Planet Earth - Water and Ice (edX)

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 [...]

Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet (edX)

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How do we turn commitments to reducing the effects of climate change into action? Harmful emissions, the degradation of the earth’s resources and global warming have loomed large for decades. With the negotiation and ongoing ratification of the sweeping Paris Agreement, commitments to reducing the effects of climate change [...]

Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact (edX)

We need to understand the science behind global warming to avoid the most damaging and irreversible climate change impacts on people and planet. Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge of our time. Human activity has already warmed the planet by one degree Celsius relative to pre-industrial times, and [...]

The Health Effects of Climate Change (edX)

Learnhow global warming impacts human health, and the wayswe can diminish those impacts. Our world's climate is changing. Of the top twenty hottest years ever recorded, sixteen have occurred in the last two decades. This warming has already had a profound effect.