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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 7 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Climate Change Is Happening: See It

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
What is science? What is climate?15m
Communicating Climate Change22m
Scientists at Work: Greenland Ice Core7m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
Educator Resources10m
Energy Balance and the Greenhouse Effect10m
1 practice exercise
Week One: Check Your Climate Knowledge14m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

It All Comes Down to the Ocean

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Melting Ice, Rising Seas7m
Oceanography 10115m
Arctic Sea Ice: The New Normal3m
1 reading
The Role of the Ocean in Climate Change10m
1 practice exercise
Week Two: Check Your Climate Knowledge12m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Climate Change is Happening: Model It

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Climate Change: Understanding the Forecast21m
What are Feedback and Forcings?7m
2 readings
Connecting Drought in Africa's Sahel to Climate Change10m
Climate Models10m
1 practice exercise
Week Three: Check Your Climate Knowledge18m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Living with Climate Change

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Patterns11m
Climate Change: A View from the Pacific12m
Declining Sea Ice Affects Caribou2m
Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate3m
2 readings
The Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Island Peoples10m
Consequences of Climate Change10m
1 practice exercise
Week Four: Check Your Climate Knowledge12m

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