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Nature & Environment 

Climate change

Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.

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18 hrs
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Working with our environment: an introduction

Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This free course, Working with our environment: an introduction, examines the use of ozone-depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day, find out how we have changed the planet.

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11 hrs
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Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision making among stakeholders with different, often contrasting, perspectives on sustainable development in order to generate purposeful action to improve situations of change and uncertainty. You will be encouraged to engage with the concept of sustainable development, and discover and contextualise your own sustainable development beliefs and values.

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15 hrs
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Health and environment

To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This free course, Health and environment, will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment.

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12 hrs
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UK must balance food farming impacts

The UK could reduce its emissions by converting farmland to absorb more carbon dioxide − but risks increasing climate change effects abroad.

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El Niño and war drive aid agencies to the brink

Governments must act immediately to end conflicts and counter the impact of climate disruption so as to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe affecting millions.

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Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and one scientist says doubling that level could unleash catastrophic sea level rise this century.

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World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network

The world will face a humanitarian crisis on an immense scale if millions of people have to flee the impacts of global warming, reports Alex Kirby from the Climate News Network.

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Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war - Climate News Network

An international scientific report commissioned by the UK government says the risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear conflict.

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Scientists zero in on only solution to climate crisis - Climate News Network

Alex Kirby from Climate News Network informs us that a panel of international climate scientists says the world has only until 2050 to become a zero-carbon society − and discusses how the rewards for doing so would be immense.

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Rio+20

The Rio+20 Conference brings together world leaders, the private sector and more to discuss the environment. Find out more about this important subject below

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100th diary: Faye Tester's story

Explore the personal side of climate change with Faye Tester's diary entry.

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