From Climate Science to Action: Turn Down the Heat Series

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From Climate Science to Action: Turn Down the Heat Series

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Coursera online courses
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the Paris Agreement at COP 21, the global community has signaled its intent to act. Indeed, without climate action, decades of development progress are threatened, meaning that we are at a ‘make it or break it’ point in time. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence, regional impacts and climate action strategies, and some opportunities for you to take action on climate change.
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4/10 starsCompleted
  • 91 reviews
  • 66 completed
2 years, 10 months ago
I thought this course would spend significant time on forecasting the societal results of not doing enough to reduce global warming. It didn't. But overall, the content was not bad. I also thought the peer assessments were weak, but since the standards were so low to pass the class, that didn't create a problem.
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6/10 starsCompleted
  • 11 reviews
  • 9 completed
3 years, 5 months ago
If you are interested in climate change (and you should be), give it a try, you won't be disapointed, nor surprised...
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4/10 starsCompleted
  • 7 reviews
  • 7 completed
3 years, 6 months ago
I found this course a bit vague, it had parts that were very interesting, then it would get very boring.
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6/10 starsCompleted
  • 33 reviews
  • 29 completed
3 years, 9 months ago
I think this course was trying to reach too many people. It had two tracks - one for policy makers and one for "everyone else." I think they would have better off splitting it into two courses. Each week there was reading (mostly from the official report) and video. The quiz helped guide finding information in the report. There were two peer reviewed short essays. It was interesting to see what others wrote. There was also a "final project" which was vague enough to be anything. The course was fine. I would have liked more about what the "average person" can do.
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