Global Warming OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Bachelor Level Environmental Science Class on Global Warming

Published Feb 04, 2009

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Global warming has been a hot topic in recent years. The Open University offers a free 'Global Warming' OpenCourseWare introducing the history and assessing the impact of humans on this phenomenon.

Global Warming: Course Specifics

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Global Warming: Course Description

The 'Global Warming' course begins by looking at historical data and the evidence in support of global warming. The readings explore current warming trends in relation to climate changes throughout the Earth's history. Course materials also cover the possible impact humans have had on global climate changes. Finally, the course explores climate models and their usefulness in predicting future change. The course is a good introduction to anyone interested in the study of global warming and climate change. The introductory-level course materials will take an estimated five hours to complete.

The OpenCourseWare includes online notes, illustrations, activities, suggestions for further reading and a discussion forum. To download the materials or to learn more, visit the environmental science and global warming course page.

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