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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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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. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 49 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
What is science? What is climate?15min
Communicating Climate Change22min
Scientists at Work: Greenland Ice Core7min
Reading4 leituras
Syllabus10min
Resources10min
Educator Resources10min
Energy Balance and the Greenhouse Effect10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week One: Check Your Climate Knowledge14min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

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....
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video4 videos
Melting Ice, Rising Seas7min
Oceanography 10115min
Arctic Sea Ice: The New Normal3min
Reading1 leituras
The Role of the Ocean in Climate Change10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week Two: Check Your Climate Knowledge12min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

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. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 32 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Climate Change: Understanding the Forecast21min
What are Feedback and Forcings?7min
Reading2 leituras
Connecting Drought in Africa's Sahel to Climate Change10min
Climate Models10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week Three: Check Your Climate Knowledge18min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

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. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 31 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
Patterns11min
Climate Change: A View from the Pacific12min
Declining Sea Ice Affects Caribou2min
Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate3min
Reading2 leituras
The Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Island Peoples10min
Consequences of Climate Change10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week Four: Check Your Climate Knowledge12min
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por 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!

por 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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Sobre American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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