Increase your understanding & open doors to further study with this course run by Climate Councillor Prof. Lesley Hughes, with Guest Prof. Tim Flannery
What will I learn?
- Why human activities are changing the climate
- How our knowledge of science underpins what we know about the past, present and future climate
- What our future might hold, and why we should care about it
- Why an increase of 2 or 4°C in global average temperature is important
- How the changing climate is affecting, and will continue to affect, the incidence and impacts of extreme weather events
- The role of extreme events and the effect it has on our species, ecosystems, coastlines, food supply, health, infrastructure, economy and security
- How climate change is likely to exacerbate existing problems of social inequality
- How climate change will interact with other pressures on global systems such as ecosystem degradation and human population growth
- Why fixing the climate problem is urgent, and how the timing of solutions is critical
- The relative contributions that different emission reduction solutions have had on solving the climate problem
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.