E-learning Course: The Earth’s Climate

An e-learning course to learn about the Earth’s climate system, climate change in the past and present, the impact of climate change, and measures for adaption and mitigation.

Students will understand the Earth’s climate system, the feedback cycles and circulation systems that influence climate, the impact of climate change on important resources and ecosystems, and actions for adapting to and mitigating climate change.

Use this tool to help your students learn about the Earth’s climate from the following course modules:

Past Episodes of Climate Change; Recent Climate Change; Earth’s Climate System; Introduction to General Circulation Models; Ocean Circulation and its Impact on Climate; Global Carbon Cycle; Ocean Acidification, Red Tides, and Monster Jellyfish; Water Resources and Climate Change; Climate Change and Food Supply; Rising Seas; Terrestrial Ecosystems in Peril; Adaptation and Mitigation

About the Tool

Tool Name Earth in the Future
Discipline Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change and its Impacts
Climate Topic Planetary Climate
Type of Tool Course (including modules, readings, laboratory activities)
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Developed by Timothy Bralower and David Bice
Hosted at The Pennsylvania State University
Link https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth103/
Access Online
Computer Skills Intermediate
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