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Discover solutions to climate change
Man-made climate change is one of the biggest threats to the world. The effects are already being seen through receding glaciers, ocean acidification and an increasingly vulnerable food supply. It’s vital we work to find solutions to climate change.
On this course you will explore solutions to this global challenge, including mitigation, adaptation and geo-engineering, which can help avoid the most dangerous climate changes and increase the resilience of societies and ecosystems to climate changes that cannot be avoided.
You don’t need any prior knowledge of climate change, just an interest in science, nature and the environment.
Week 1 - Climate Action
Week 2 - Life on land
Week 3 - Life below water
Week 4 - Sustainable cities and communities
Professor Tim Lenton is Chair in Climate Change/Earth System Science at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on understanding the behaviour of the Earth as a whole system.
Senior Lecturer at The University of Exeter specialising in Glaciology, GIS and Remote Sensing
Educator on Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions
Find me on twitter @DamienMansell
PhD student researching the impacts of climate change on our world
Course producer for University of Exeter Global Systems Institute
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university.
It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 22,000 students and is ranked 14th in The 2018 Sunday Times Good University Guide and amongst the top 150 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 98% of the University’s research was rated as being at internationally recognised levels and we were awarded an additional £3.8 million for research.
The University has invested in more than £350 million worth of new facilities across its campuses in the last few years; including landmark new student services centres - the Forum in Exeter and The Exchange on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, together with world-class new facilities for Biosciences, the Business School and the Environment and Sustainability Institute.
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