Climate Change & Sustainability Essentials - 2022 Edition
What you'll learn
- Assess the seriousness and urgency of climate change
- Recognise the main effects of climate change, their implications for our lives and our children's.
- Identify the causes of these changes and the key processes that determine their effects
- Identify the critical required actions, on the personal, national and global levels
- Curiosity, concern for our planet and our societies, and an open mind.
- No other experience needed. You will learn everything you need to know throughout the course.
First-hand knowledge, from leading climate experts
Climate change is possibly the greatest challenge of our time, "the fight of our lives" in the words of the UN Secretary General at the COP26. We accept the scientific consensus that climate change is real, and that it is related to human actions. Beyond that - the picture becomes blurry. How bad is it? How fast is it happening? What are the probable consequences, and what can we do to mitigate them?
To take action, we need a clear perspective. We must listen to scientists to develop a more accurate understanding of the key issues, take a stand and make informed decisions.
Our short introduction to climate change includes original talks with the following experts:
Dr Friederike Otto Physicist and Climate Scientist, Imperial College London
Prof Martin Siegert Professor of Geosciences, Imperial College London
Prof Yadvinder Malhi Professor of Ecosystem Science, University of Oxford
Prof Timothy Lenton Professor of Climate Change and Earth System Science University of Exeter
Dr Gbemi Oluleye Research Fellow in Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
Dr Matthew Agarwala Environmental Economist, University of Cambridge
Dr Tamsin Edwards Climate Scientist, King's College London
Course coordinator: Dr Yishay Mor
Dr Yishay Mor is EXPeditions' Chief Learning Officer. He designed this online course based on contributions to EXPeditions by leading climate change thinkers, researchers and scientists. He introduces each of the lectures, sets the learning objectives and identifies the main takeaways.
What you'll learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Define key concepts related to climate change
Relate the phenomena of climate change to human carbon emissions
Identify the major risks associated with human-induced climate change
Recognise the actions we need to take
The course includes
1 hour, 45 minutes
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is concerned about, or interested in, issues of climate change - but feels overwhelmed by the flow of information and opinions in public media
Dr. Yishay Mor is the Chief Learning Officer of EXP-Editions. He also consults businesses, NGOs and educational institutions on the design, development, assimilation and dissemination of educational innovations. Previously head of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching at the Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, educational design scientist at PAU Education, Barcelona, and senior lecturer at the Open University UK's Institute of Educational Technology. His main areas of expertise are Learning Design, Educational Design Research, and teacher professional development - which are combined in his work on Design Inquiry of Learning and the Learning Design Studio.