University of Colorado Boulder

What is Climate Change?

This course is part of Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change Specialization

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Joseph Casola

Instructor: Joseph Casola

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  • 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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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
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6 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 3 modules in this course

Climate change is real. Scientists agree that human activities are causing the climate to change. Warming will continue in the 21st century, and the amount of warming will be determined by our emissions of greenhouse gases.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz

The net impact of climate change on ecosystems, infrastructure, and communities is expected to be negative. Many impacts are already occurring, and we expect future warming to exacerbate their effects.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

To stay informed about climate change, it is important to know where to get credible information. It’s also important to understand how scientific information is unique from other types of knowledge. Also, it can be helpful to recognize that others’ opinions on climate are heavily influenced by political affiliation. When engaging with others on climate, information needs to be tailored to take into account your audiences concerns and world views.

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

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4.8 (37 ratings)
Joseph Casola
University of Colorado Boulder
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