Our Earth’s Future A free online course from the American Museum of Natural History about Our Earth’s Future. See link at https://www.coursera.org/lecture/earth-climate-change/welcome-to-our-earths-future-6U7uT. Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change and how to talk about it. You will learn from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology who study how climate change is affecting people, populations, and ways of life. Explore the multiple lines of evidence for the human-induced climate change that is happening today, and consider what that means for the future of our planet. At the end of this course you will be able to understand key scientific principles, identify and address misconceptions, and contribute confidently to conversations about climate change.
Instructor is Debra Tillinger, Ph.D. Enroll for Free, starts Apr 23. 15,000+ people already enrolled. Suggested 1-3 hours per week. Bio. Dr. Tillinger holds a Ph.D. in ocean and climate physics from Columbia University. She works at the American Museum of Natural History as an educator on climate change and at Marymount Manhtattan College as an adjunct professor of physics. Her current research is based at NASA/GISS and focuses on the effects of declining sea ice on global climate. In addition to formal science education, Dr. Tillinger also presents scientific information through the arts in character as "Dr. Mermaid." Overview of course. Week 1. Climate Change Is Happening: See It. (2 hours to complete), 4 videos (total 49 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz Week 2. It All Comes Down to the Ocean. (1 hour) 4 videos (total 28 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz Week 3. Climate Change is Happening: Model It. (1 hour) 3 videos (total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz Week 4. Living with Climate Change (1 hour). 5 videos (total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz