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 temperature, precipitation, and sea level. Learners will engage with the consequences of these changes on our ecosystems, infrastructure, and communities. We will also identify how political beliefs influence our attitudes about climate change, and apply that knowledge to become better climate communicators.
This course is part of the Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Identify the major components of the climate system
Explain the role of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions as the drivers of global climate change
Identify the primary physical and ecological impacts of climate change
Explain the unique process by which scientific information is produced
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Climate System and Climate Change
Impacts of Climate Change
Attitudes About Climate Change
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This course was really enjoyable to take and I learned a lot about climate change and how to find out more data on it.
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