University of Colorado Boulder
Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change Specialization

Understand the Issue, Deepen your Engagement. Build climate literacy and apply it to your household, community, or workplace.

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Joseph Casola

Instructor: Joseph Casola

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What you'll learn

  • Identify, discuss, and critique the merits and shortcomings of climate policies

  • Recognize activities that emit or capture greenhouse gases, and opportunities to reduce emissions/enhance sinks.

  • Identify climate risks where you live, and opportunities to manage risks.

  • Serve as a resource for others on climate issues in their community or at their workplace.

  • Define key terms associated with climate science, climate impacts, and climate policy

  • Accurately interpret climate information contained in data visualizations (e.g., charts, graphs, maps)

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Specialization - 3 course series

What is Climate Change?

Course 16 hours4.8 (97 ratings)

What you'll 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

How Do We Manage Climate Change?

Course 26 hours4.8 (53 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the overall goals of mitigation and adaptation policies

  • Describe the primary sources of and recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

  • Explain the concept of climate risk, and describe its components

  • Provide examples of mitigation policies and adaptation efforts

Planning with Climate Change in Mind

Course 36 hours4.9 (50 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Navigate the National Climate Assessment as a resource for information about impacts and adaptation

  • Describe how place and context relate to climate risk and potential mitigation and adaptation choices

  • Identify opportunities for communities, governments, and businesses to manage climate risks

  • Explain the challenges and competing interests that make climate change a difficult issue for communities, governments, and businesses to address

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Joseph Casola
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses10,311 learners

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