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About the Course

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra)....

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Oct 5, 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.

Jun 26, 2020

A detailed and really knowledgable course. The course structure and the knowledge shared by Prof. David made learning simple and interesting. The assignments are also very well structured.

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By Dr M K

Oct 19, 2020

Highly satisfied and enjoyed in learning the facts

By Geert v d W

Sep 1, 2019

This is in two words a fantastic course. Go do it!

By Aditya T

Feb 26, 2017

Very helpful and useful online institution.

By Sergio D L U

Apr 2, 2018

One of the best courses on climate change.

By elon l

May 1, 2016

Excellent introduction to climate science!

By Frederic C

Oct 20, 2019

Very helpful and clear! Would recommend.

By Simone R

Nov 15, 2019

Great Course! David is a very big man!

By James W

Jan 7, 2016

Highly informative in bite sized bits.

By ehsanur r

Jun 22, 2020

very good course for beginner

By Bastin J

Sep 4, 2017

A really great course!

By Olaleye A

May 29, 2017

Simply Fantastic!

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Jun 13, 2016


By Murray

Apr 26, 2016

Great course!


Mar 2, 2021

Great course

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By Zhu H

Jul 22, 2020

Good course


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By sergii k

May 6, 2018

best one


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By Frans S

Dec 14, 2016

Dr. David Archer has succeeded in presenting a didactic course in which complex issues like climate and weather conditions are explained in a highly schematic and clear manner for students who do not have an academic degree in either Earth sciences or physics. The series of short video's show Dr. Archer at the blackboard explaining concepts using highly schematic and easy to understand figures. Teaching in the most elementary way, almost perfect.

Completing this course also is learning by practice: there are multiple problems to solve using a wide array of models that compute the impact of greenhouse gases on temperature, humidity, ice sheets and sea levels. Finally a series of assignments require the student to explain in simple terms 'that can be understood by an 11-yr old' what are basic concepts like heat, negative feedback, fossil fuels, climate change and others. An interesting approach.

Together, this is a recommended course for anyone interested in the science behind one of the most discussed changes of our planet. A Minor comment is that the videos would benefit by some change of perspective, introducing here and there images or video's that illustrate the impact of climate change on Earth systems.