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Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions

University of Exeter via FutureLearn

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The course is aimed at the level of students entering university, and seeks to provide an inter-disciplinary introduction to what is a broad field. It engages a number of experts from the University of Exeter and a number of partner organisations.

The course will set contemporary human-caused climate change within the context of past nature climate variability. Then it will take a risk communication approach, balancing the ‘bad news’ about climate change impacts on natural and human systems with the ‘good news’ about potential solutions. These solutions can help avoid the most dangerous climate changes and increase the resilience of societies and ecosystems to those climate changes that cannot be avoided.

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Professor Tim Lenton and Dr Damien Mansell hosted an AMA about Climate Change on Reddit on 19th January 2017. You can catch up with the AMA on Reddit to read their responses, and will have the opportunity to ask your own questions in a live Q&A session during the final week of this course.

No previous experience or qualifications required.

Taught by

Tim Lenton


4.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • Meg Bauer
    Such an important topic, but I must admit I struggled with some of the higher-level scientific concepts. Again, a variety of subject matter experts were brought in to discuss various topics, keeping it interesting. My favourite part of the course involved learning about ocean acidification.
  • Kurtis Farthing
    This is a phenomenal course!!! I already had a basic understanding of climate change but this course helped give me an even deeper knowledge of the issues and science.
  • bentk
    Very important and interesting subject, with good videos and teachers, and interesting discussions with competent people.

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