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Climate Change Is Happening: See It

Human-induced climate change is happening. But in order to explore the evidence for this claim, we must first ask two questions: “What is science?” and “What is climate?” Once we understand how science is done and the basic dynamics of the climate system, we’ll focus on how scientists study ice cores, and see how evidence of climate change in the past is fundamental to understanding what lies ahead. ...
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4 個視頻(共 49 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
What is science? What is climate?15分鐘
Communicating Climate Change22分鐘
Scientists at Work: Greenland Ice Core7分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Syllabus10分鐘
Resources10分鐘
Educator Resources10分鐘
Energy Balance and the Greenhouse Effect10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week One: Check Your Climate Knowledge14分鐘
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It All Comes Down to the Ocean

Both the ocean’s sheer size – it covers seventy percent of our planet’s surface – and the properties of water make the ocean a major player in Earth’s climate system. An enormous reservoir of heat, the ocean is an important mechanism of heat storage and exchange with the atmosphere, which has important implications for climate change. We’ll focus on one of the consequences of warming: melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. How might this melting lead to future sea level rise? Scientists are studying geological records of past warming, and associated sea level rise, to see what the future may bring....
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4 個視頻(共 28 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
Melting Ice, Rising Seas7分鐘
Oceanography 10115分鐘
Arctic Sea Ice: The New Normal3分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
The Role of the Ocean in Climate Change10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week Two: Check Your Climate Knowledge12分鐘
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完成時間為 1 小時

Climate Change is Happening: Model It

An important counterpart to observational evidence is computer modeling, an essential tool for investigating how the climate system works and how it will respond to continued greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere. How do we know that a model is accurate? One way is to consider a past event, enter the historic climate data, and see if the model successfully “hindcasts” the event in reasonable detail. Ever more detailed, today’s supercomputer models can even help identify the potential causes of climate events on a regional scale, as climatologist Dr. Michela Biasutti explains using her research on droughts in sub-Saharan Africa. ...
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3 個視頻(共 32 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Climate Change: Understanding the Forecast21分鐘
What are Feedback and Forcings?7分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Connecting Drought in Africa's Sahel to Climate Change10分鐘
Climate Models10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week Three: Check Your Climate Knowledge18分鐘
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Living with Climate Change

Climate change is often framed as a future phenomenon, but it’s clear that people are already experiencing the consequences. What are the effects? It depends to some extent on where, and how, you live. For example, in the Pacific Islands, where sea level rise is threatening entire ways of life, communities have come together to prepare. What happens when there’s no place to go? Coastal communities aren’t the only ones at risk; food insecurity may one day threaten us all. And of course, humans are not the only species affected, and some will be at even greater risk in the future. ...
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5 個視頻(共 31 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
Patterns11分鐘
Climate Change: A View from the Pacific12分鐘
Declining Sea Ice Affects Caribou2分鐘
Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate3分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
The Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Island Peoples10分鐘
Consequences of Climate Change10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week Four: Check Your Climate Knowledge12分鐘
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創建者 OWMay 24th 2016

Lectures are interesting and understandable. It brought the role the ocean plays into sharp focus and told me things I had not heard before. Now if our politicians would just take the class!

創建者 WJJun 10th 2017

Good general introduction to climate change. Does a good job of highlighting both the science behind climate change as well as its impact on human communities now and in the future.

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