Free Online Course on Climate-Energy Challenge

Harvard University is offering free online course on Climate-Energy Challenge. In this course, learners should be familiar with basic algebra, chemistry and geometry (U.S. high school level or higher).

This course will examine future climate change in the context of Earth history, and then consider various strategies for what might be done to deal with it.

Course At A Glance

Length: 9 weeks
Effort:  4-6 hours pw
Subject: Environmental Studies
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

About This Course

This course will examine future climate change in the context of Earth history, and then consider various strategies for what might be done to deal with it. The likely impact of continued greenhouse gas emissions will be explored, emphasizing the scientific uncertainties associated with various predictions, and how this can be understood in the context of risk.

Learning Outcomes

Explore how scientists measure ancient temperature and carbon dioxide levels

  • Investigate the basic physics and chemistry that control climate
  • Review the scientific basis for climate change predictions
  • Identify impacts of climate change on human societies and natural ecosystems

Instructors

Daniel P. Schrag

Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Harvard University

Requirements

Learners should be familiar with basic algebra, chemistry and geometry (U.S. high school level or higher)

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