The Complete Starter Guide to Climate Change
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The Complete Starter Guide to Climate Change

Get deep understanding of Climate Change even if you have never heard about it before.
4.3 (59 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,471 students enrolled
Created by Tayseer Almattar
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understanding of the Climate Change issue from different angles
  • Discuss the Climate Change issue with other people.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge. Just the desire to learn and create awesome stuff
Description

*** Last Course Update: 13-Nov-2016 ***

This is a streamlined course to take you from knowing nothing about Climate Change to give you all the knowledge to be well-rounded about the topic.This course should enable you to, with confidence, to discuss the Climate Change issue with other people.

In this course, we are using scientific knowledge and measurable data to present our information. No worries though, we are simplifying all the scientific information to be understandable by everyone. 

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About this course:

With this free course, you will get:

  • Full, free lifetime access to 19 lectures (increasing over time).
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades will always be free.
  • Regular free bonuses additions to increase your knowledge.

Today, you can start your journey to understand the world's toughest challenge, Climate Change, with ZERO prior related knowledge!

I stress that you need no prior knowledge or training and there is nothing to buy or pay for!!! 

Why our course?!

  • We are using scientific knowledge and measurable data to present our information. 
  • We are simplifying all the scientific information to be understandable by everyone. 
  • We made our videos short and concentrated in one or few aspects to make them easier for reference. We also designed each lecture to be a stand-alone lecture.

You will learn:

  • The basic definitions of climate change and global warming
  • The greenhouse gasses and their effects
  • A scenario of what could happen with too much greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere ( the great dying)
  • How greenhouse gasses are being measured in the atmosphere
  • Some effects that are taking place because of the increase in greenhouse gasses (global warming , melting of ice , the rise of sea level, ocean acidification )
  • The earth's carbon sinks and their situation

Click the 'take this course' button, top right, now... Every hour you delay is costing earth an additional protector.

SustainabilityEdu Team. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Any one interested to know more about environment related issues
  • Any one ingesting to know more about Climate Change
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Curriculum For This Course
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Starters
2 Lectures 03:10

This lecture describe the overall structure and expectation from the course. It highlights the different topics that will be covered and the method used to deliver the information.

What to expect from this course.
01:52

From a technical aspect, this lecture describe how to study for this course. It introduces you Udemy's features that would help you get the most of the course. Those include the quality of the video, the discussion board and the personal notes features.   

How to study for this course?
01:18
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What is Climate Change anyways?
4 Lectures 08:23

This is an introduction the the section "What is Climate Change".  This lecture gives an overview of the topics covered in this section.

Section Intro _ What is Climate Change anyways?
00:54

This lecture covers the following:

  •  What is Global Warming?
  •  What is Climate Change?
  •  What is the difference between Global Warming and Climate Change?
What are the terms Climate Change and Global Warming?
01:35

This lectures covers the following:

  • What is the greenhouse effect in agriculture?
  • What is the greenhouse effect in our atmosphere?
  • What are greenhouse gases and what are their effect on the greenhouse effect?
  • What happens if we have too much to too little greenhouse gases in our atmosphere?


What are the Greenhouse gases and what are their effect?
02:34

This lectures covers the following:

  • A situation of when the amount of greenhouse gases increased radically in our atmosphere casing the Permian Extinction (The Great Dying) 
What if we have too much Greenhouse Gases? (The Great Dying)
03:20

Can we do it!?
1 question

This small quiz tests your retention of the information presented in this section. 

What is Climate Change_Quiz.
3 questions
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Our current Situation with Climate Change
7 Lectures 26:05

This is an introduction the the section: "Our Current Situation with Climate Change".  This lecture gives an overview of the topics covered in this section.


Section Intro: Our current Situation with Climate Change
01:00

This lecture covers the following:

  • The unit used to measure greenhouse gases.
  • What does the greenhouse gases concentration measurement unit means?
  • How to calculate the equivalent greenhouse gas concentration? 
How do we Measure Greenhouse Gases?
02:27

This lecture covers the following:

  • The trend of greenhouse gases concentration from 800,000 years ago till today.
  • The drastic changes that occurred tot e greenhouse concentration starting since the industrial revolution.
  • A breakdown of the greenhouse concentration for the years after the industrial revolution till today.  


Changes in Greenhouse Gases Concentration
04:38

This lecture covers the following:

  • The changes in global temperature that took place due to greenhouse gases increases in the atmosphere.
  • The different between global temperate and the weather.
  • The energy needed to increase global temperate.
Changes due to increase of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere: Global Warming
05:01

The lecture covers the following:

  • The introduced melting of ice due to climate change.
  • The changes in sea level due to climate change.
  • The endangered areas from the rising sea level.
  • The ocean acidification taking place due to climate change and the effect that have on marine life.
Changes due to increase of Greenhouse Gases: Sea Level, Ice, and Oceans
07:53

This lecture covers the following

  • What's in nature can remove carbon from the atmosphere in large quantities. 
  • What is does the term "carbon sinks" mean?
  •  The sustainability of carbon sinks.
  • Fossil fuels and carbon sinks.
What can take Carbon Dioxide away from the Atmosphere?
04:51

This lecture is to open a discussion regarding the denying Climate Change.

Discussion: How about those who doubt Global Warming?
00:15

Our current situation with Climate Change. 

Our current status with Climate Change.
4 questions
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Concluding the Course
3 Lectures 04:03

This lecture covers the following

  • Did humanity pass tipping points in its contribution to climate change? 
  • How much CO2 is the maximum that earth can handle?  
  • The United Nations and climate change agreement.
Is it too late?!
02:47

This lecture gives a brief overview of what was covered in this course.

What did we cover in this Course? and how can we improve?
00:53

This gives an idea of our future projects after this course. 

What is after this Course
00:23
About the Instructor
Tayseer Almattar
4.5 Average rating
367 Reviews
3,293 Students
2 Courses
Founder of TforDesign

Tayseer is a Mechanical Engineer from NC State University. He is also the founder of TforDesign. In addition, for more than 4 years, Tayseer has worked extensively in instructional design and first hand training of corporate Mechanical Programs.

Throughout his career, Tayseer leveraged the power of SOLIDWORKS to both design products and mechanical-related training materials. He also holds many SOLIDWORKS professional certificates.

In the SOLIDWORscourse, Tayseer used his expertise in SOLIDWOKRS, Instructional and product Design, to produce the best course possible for you to learn SOLIDWORKS

In addition, Tayseer is currently focusing on Environmental Sustainability and it's intersection with product design. Thus, he started the SustainabilityEdu Initiative.