Climate Change OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Environmental Science Course on Climate Change by The Open University

Published Feb 05, 2009

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'Climate Change,' a free OpenCourseWare offered by The Open University, explores global warming and the consequential change in climate. The human impact on climate change is also examined. This intermediate-level course is appropriate for anyone interested in the topic of climate change.

Climate Change: Course Specifics

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Climate Change: Course Description

The 'Climate Change' course begins with a study of the Earth's mean surface temperature and then takes a close look at the greenhouse effect. The second part of the course discusses recent changes in the climate and the impact of humans on the environment. Detailed graphs and figures illustrate the points being discussed. Each section also includes questions to challenge your ways of thinking and cause you to carefully consider each topic. An estimated 18 hours is recommended to complete the course work.

This OpenCourseWare includes online notes, graphs and illustrations, study questions, a reference list and discussion forum. If you are interested in completing this course, visit the climate change course page.

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