University of Michigan
Climate Change, Sustainability, and Global Public Health
University of Michigan

Climate Change, Sustainability, and Global Public Health

This course is part of Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health Specialization

Taught in English

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Richard Neitzel

Instructor: Richard Neitzel

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What you'll learn

  • Understand climate change, and how it impacts every human and ecosystem on the planet.

  • Evaluate the causes and impacts of climate change.Explore different sustainability frameworks.

  • Evaluate the causes and impacts of climate change.Explore different sustainability frameworks.

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to Week 1! We start this week with an orientation to the course and our learning community. Then, we start our course by covering what is arguably the most important challenge facing humankind today: climate change. Let’s find out how climate change impacts our environment and what we can do about it in the Week 1 module.

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7 videos4 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Climate change is not a hoax or just a theory. Despite the different political views on the subject, the scientific evidence is conclusive: our climate is changing, and not for the better. The real challenge is identifying and implementing responses to climate change. In other words, what could be done today, what can be done tomorrow, and what can be done in the future? Let’s find out how we can mitigate and adapt to climate change, and more, in the Week 2 module.

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4 videos3 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Energy use and consumption have adverse impacts on climate change. The golden solution is to develop sustainable energy resources and incorporate sustainable practices into our daily lives. Let’s find out how to do so, and more, in the Week 3 module.

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7 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

We have seen throughout this course that climate change is the preeminent threat to public health, with substantial impacts at all levels, and that we need to increase sustainability in our lives. Now, with your peers, it is your opportunity to develop the skill of evaluating policies or regulations intended to reduce environmental impacts on human health from climate change, or to increase sustainability. Let’s find out more about this in the Week 4 module - the last of the course.

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1 video1 reading1 peer review

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4.8 (20 ratings)
Richard Neitzel
University of Michigan
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