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Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

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This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.

As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 18 December 2018. An updated version will be made available at this point. For more Science, Maths & Technology courses visit here.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the problem of green-house gas emissions
  • understand what can be done as an individual or household to lighten those emissions
  • identify how much of a reduction in carbon footprint is needed personally to achieve an environmentally ‘sustainable’ level of emission.

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