Modeling Climate Change - University of ChicagoedX
What you'll learn on the course
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.
David Archer David Archer is Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago where he has taught since 1993. He has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate and was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2010 for exceptional scientific contributions to the field. Dedicated to scientific outreach, Archer is the author of several books on climate change science and regularly speaks to general audiences.