Climate Change, a topic that includes Global Warming, refers to the relatively abrupt shift in weather patterns during the last hundred years.
This free online course examines (a) the factors responsible for climate change; (b) the biological and sociological consequences of such changes; and (c) the possible engineering, economic, and legal solutions to avoid more extreme perturbations. It includes daily video mini-lectures, quizzes, exams, weekly assignments, a textbook, and readings. We are working on a system to recognize participants who successfully complete the course.
The interactive mini-lectures have several parts: a 3-minute video segment will start automatically; afterward click the forward arrow on the bottom left to take a quiz or play with a data visualization; next click the forward arrow to play another 3-minute video segment; then click it again to see another quiz or visualization, and so on until the credits for all the videos start to roll by. In total, the videos in each mini-lecture last about 12 minutes.
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