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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Climate Change Is Happening: See It

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
1 hour to complete

It All Comes Down to the Ocean

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
1 hour to complete

Climate Change is Happening: Model It

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
1 hour to complete

Living with Climate Change

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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Top reviews from Our Earth's Future

By OWMay 24th 2016

Lectures are interesting and understandable. It brought the role the ocean plays into sharp focus and told me things I had not heard before. Now if our politicians would just take the class!

By WJJun 10th 2017

Good general introduction to climate change. Does a good job of highlighting both the science behind climate change as well as its impact on human communities now and in the future.

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About American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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