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.
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.
By Dr M K•
Highly satisfied and enjoyed in learning the facts
By Geert v d W•
This is in two words a fantastic course. Go do it!
By Aditya T•
Very helpful and useful online institution.
By Sergio D L U•
One of the best courses on climate change.
By elon l•
Excellent introduction to climate science!
By Frederic C•
Very helpful and clear! Would recommend.
By Simone R•
Great Course! David is a very big man!
By James W•
Highly informative in bite sized bits.
By ehsanur r•
very good course for beginner
By Bastin J•
A really great course!
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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.