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What you will learn

  • Identify the major components of the climate system

  • Explain the role of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions as the drivers of global climate change

  • Identify the primary physical and ecological impacts of climate change

  • Explain the unique process by which scientific information is produced

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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Climate System and Climate Change

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Climate Backgrounder6m
It's Real and Scientists Agree10m
It's Us13m
Future Projections14m
2 readings
Advancing the Science of Climate Change40m
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1.130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Impacts of Climate Change

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Physical Changes: Temperature, Precipitation, and Hydrology14m
Sea Level Rise and Ocean Acidification10m
Impacts on Ecosystems9m
Impacts to Infrastructure9m
Human Dimensions of Impacts14m
1 reading
Fourth National Climate Assessment10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1.230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Attitudes About Climate Change

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Credible Sources8m
How is Science Information Unique?10m
Talking to Others About Climate Change8m
Talking to Others About Climate Change, Part 26m
Interview with Heidi Roop9m
2 readings
Global Warming's Six Americas,10m
Climate in the News: Quiz Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Climate in the News30m

About the Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change Specialization

Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change

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