Environmental Science- Climate Change & the Cyrosphere
This course explores the science behind climate change. Changes of snow and ice in the environment and how it impacts ecosystems, climate, & the human population.Take This Free Course →
Professor Dr. Rhonda Williams
Dr. Williams has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma
- Beginner (No experience needed)
- 26 Lessons Online
- No Schedules, Self-Paced
- Detailed Videos & Exercises
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This course explores climate change on earth and how it impacts ecosystems, climate and the human population. It's perfect for students pursuing Green careers, Environmental or Earth Science, science in general, or anyone interesting in a sustainable environment.
A major shift is being experienced in earth’s systems and this presents a threat at the horizon waiting to unfold. There is probably no other topic that is being discussed around the world today, with more urgency as well as enthusiasm, than that of the climate crisis. Following this, environmental science has become a sought-after field, arousing curiosity not from the scientific community but various other disciplines such as economics, management sciences, anthropology, sociology, and other more.
In this course, we take students through various concepts and issues that help explain the earth’s environment, its climate, and temperature as well as the changes taking place and what the future looks like for its inhabitants. Important climate cycles such as that of carbon, water, snow, sea ice, and the implications of changes in these are also explored through the course.
When it comes to climate change, melting glaciers are a significant concern, with serious consequences such as rising sea levels. With this course, students learn about glaciers I detail, beginning with their formation to measuring their mass balance, their movements, and other related aspects that will help understand current environmental issues, the field of environmental science, and all that it is occupied within the contemporary research field.
This environmental science course covers anthropogenic climate change on Earth. It will show research-based data that dissects the changes of snow and ice in the environment and how it impacts ecosystems, climate, and the human population. This course explores the science behind climate change. The melting of the cryosphere will be the main focus and how we as a society can function with decreases in freshwater and infrastructure damage.
Sample Lesson List
- Controlling Earth’s Global Temperature
- Tools for Studying Earth’s Systems
- Melting Glaciers- Future of Water Supplies
- Consequences of Sea Level Change
- …and More! 26 free lessons in total. Get Started →
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Earth and environmental science careers are both exciting and fulfilling to help conserve our planet and resources. Scientists travel all over the world studying natural phenomenon. The following is sample job data on salary and growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for jobs as a geologist, along with recommendations based on our research.
National Avg. Salary$105,720
Job Growth Rate10.4%
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Geologists study the Earth’s crust to obtain an accurate portrayal of the history, structure and composition. Their determinations are used for construction, to find minerals like coal, petroleum and oil or planning environmental protection measures.
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