21 October 2013

Free Online Course On Climate Change Starts Monday Oct 21

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Screen Shot 2013-10-20 at 9.29.04 PMI’ve mentioned before here that one of the best books to read if you are wanting to understand the basic science behind the IPCC Climate predictions is David Archer’s Understanding The Forecast (The link is to the 2nd edition e-book). This book is a step up from most of the popular science books on the subject, and assumes that your eyes don’t glaze over if you see an algebraic equation.

Now, Archer has put together an online course based on the book and it free to all. It starts tomorrow and you can sign up at https://www.coursera.org/course/globalwarming

Look below for a short clip to give you an idea about the course. More info is available from this post on Real Climate.

The real science behind climate change is actually very fascinating (at least I think so!). I’m betting that if you take this course you will think so as well, and high school math/physics teachers might find this a great extra credit option. It’s also very apropos to someone taking a course in Environmental Science.