Oct 06, 2016
A great introductory course into Global Warming as well as modelling which gives you a better insight into what is actually happening with our planet. Started another course and it all fits in.
May 27, 2019
It's a very comprehensive and extremely tough course to negotiate. Some of the quiz answers are still a mystery. It has arisen the appetite of Climate Change within me, like never before.
By Rosanella D C•
Oct 10, 2017
The video lectures are great but the level of guidance is nil! The Quizzes are a waste of one's precious time as one needs to rely mostly on the forum. The lecturer is nowhere to be seen on the forums nor course assistant. Looking at posts on the forums, I see students with degrees and Master degrees finding difficult to fathom answers to quizzes.
I was really excited about taking this course and I am now very disappointed. I paid for this course!
By Andreas J S•
Feb 24, 2019
Very good course to understand the connections between temperature, greenhouse gases, water vapor, carbon cylce ...
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Mar 23, 2019
By Carsten H•
Nov 03, 2018
For a longer time I have wanted to know more about the scientific background of climate change and global warming, and I am glad that I finally found the time to do this course. I liked the interactive aspect and the variety of tasks including writing small reports and explanations and reading the ones of other students as well as getting feedback from them. This interaction and combination of learning forms is way more effective than just reading a book, I think.
What I do not understand is the grading system for the final task, the term project. There is a scale ranging from 1 to 10, but you can only give a 1,4,7 or 10. It seems that, if do not get a 10 from someone, you fail the whole course. I don't think that this is fair.
By Frank M•
Aug 12, 2016
This is a really excellent course. Prof. Archer's lectures are clear and quite interesting, and the course is well structured. Students are also introduced to the "climatemodels.uchicago.edu" website, which provides both data and analysis tools for studying climate change.
By Bhaskar S•
Jul 15, 2016
Its a very good course for students interested in learning all about Global warming and its impacts
By elon l•
May 01, 2016
Excellent introduction to climate science!
By Eñaut I E•
Nov 27, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
very useful and the teacher taught in a easy understanding way.
By George K•
Dec 28, 2015
Great class with a very gifted professor. The level of the class is very good! Advanced when this is needed and simple when necessary.
By Jocelyn C•
Mar 13, 2018
It was an amazing class. The content was thorough and I really enjoyed all the models that I got to study. One improvement, however, would be making the peer edits more accessible. I finished this course in three months but then spent the next four waiting for other students from various "sessions" to submit their papers so that I could pass the peer-grading portion. I didn't learn the trick of actively switching between course dates until recently. But overall it was really informative :)
By Bastin J•
Sep 04, 2017
A really great course!
By Aswan K•
Jul 22, 2017
Excellent introduction to the mechanics of global warming. However I think that in some places, students may benefit from animations or video clips rather than just blackboard diagrams.....for example, Coriolis acceleration, Modes of molecular vibrations.
I'm only into week 6, but I'm thoroughly enjoying the material which is a wonderful mix of high school geography, physics, and meteorology.
Sep 07, 2016
Good course to understand basic causes of Climate Change
By Aditya T•
Feb 26, 2017
Very helpful and useful online institution.
By Michael d P•
Mar 23, 2017
This is not an easy course. I have taken courses with similar titles and aims on other open leaning platforms (e.g. FutureLearn) and this course is much more difficult. It requires students to use sophisticated models (e.g. MODTRAN for atmospheric transmission) numerically. The course asks questions requiring quantitative answers. I have been involved peripherally around issues related to global warming, but I thought that this course would be informative by bringing together many strands. And it was. David Archer speaks clearly and makes simple physics based arguments to explain the role of the models. Overall, I would say that if you are not phased by the requirement to be numerical, and you like a physicists way of thinking, then this course will appeal to you. Personally. I enjoyed it.
By Ryan H•
Mar 19, 2016
I found this course very interesting and informative and it has helped me understand and debate climate change to a much greater capacity
Apr 26, 2016
By Mohsen M V•
Feb 06, 2016
Thanks a lot for a such smooth and effective presentation
By shashank n•
Jan 20, 2018
Amazing course. Gives a great overview of our planet. I'd recommend this for everyone. its a must.
Mar 05, 2016
Fabulous overview of the science of global warming! I really appreciated the step-by-step approach and the comprehensive coverage of the subject. Playing with the models was highly useful in most cases, though some of the quiz questions related to the models seemed to be overly finicky in the answers they'd accept as correct. In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed this course and will be using the knowledge I gained from it as I begin pursuing a Master's in environmental science this summer.
By Vivek B S•
Jan 19, 2018
Prof. Archer's lectures are interesting and fun. This course is useful for anyone who is interested in understanding in-depth and intricate details of climate change. The various models adds extra flavor and helps one understands the uncertainty and different scenarios which is the crux of the science.
By Maria M•
Feb 21, 2017
Excellent course. The way David presents is very clear.
By Agustin J P P•
Jun 13, 2016
Eye opening course, interesting content easily explained concepts and fantastic practice materials. Highly recommend this course to start creating conscience on issues affecting us all.
By Sergio D L U•
Apr 02, 2018
One of the best courses on climate change.