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edX: Modeling Climate Change

 with  David Archer

Bringing together insights from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences -- and even some economics -- this course is geared to curious enthusiasts, allowing them to work with real climate data and simulations of the earth’s changing climate.
 
This eight-week class takes a quantitative approach to the science of global warming and will enable students to understand the greenhouse effect, the planet's carbon cycle, and how burning fossil fuel affects that cycle; and to evaluate the potential severity of humans’ impact on Earth’s climate.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Climate Change
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 3-5 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long

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