Global Warming I
The Science and Modeling of Climate Change

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This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate.

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Taught by
David Archer
and 10 more instructors

Offered by
The University of Chicago

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2 posts • 27 mentions • top 10 shown below

r/science • comment
166 points • machoman41

If anyone is interested in learning more about climate change, I would highly recommend this free online class on Coursera, called “Global Warming I, The Science and Modeling of Climate Change.” It’s taught by a professor from The University of Chicago which is pretty cool.


I made it halfway through the class and learned a ton. I want to start it up again.

r/toronto • comment
15 points • nowisyoga

Jem Bendell is a sociologist, not a climate scientist. He's also a doomsday alarmist. In scientific circles, there are a plethora of criticisms of his writings that range from poor and incorrect interpretation of current data, citing other scientists whose credentials and claims have been called to task and pulling attention and resources away from where it largely needs to go, which is toward addressing and educating climate change deniers. His paper was denied peer review, it appears for reasons considerably more involved than "the the study they thought you should not read" rationale he leads with on his site. And as has been pointed out by another redditor, the wording he uses to rally his readers is the type of stuff put forth by cult leaders.

If you want to learn about climate change...

  1. Don't read the news articles, read the research that's typically linked to in those pieces.
  2. Determine if the research comes from a credible source (i.e., peer reviewed).
  3. Either learn to interpret data, or find someone who knows how.
  4. If you really want to get into it (like, up to your armpits deep), there's a free, 53 hour Coursera course on the science and modeling of climate change.

There are so many emotion-leading articles out there (typically accompanied by an image of the earth aflame, coastal cities wracked by 100' waves or some other ghastly concoction) proclaiming that humanity and the planet will be destroyed in the next thirty years, but none of that is backed by current data. Granted, things are headed in a direction where many people are likely going to suffer, but that portends neither the end of civilisation nor the planet. And a lot is being done (research and implementation) to mitigate the effects of global warming, more so than most people realise.

If you want to do something about it, deal with the present. Start by voting out opportunistic, destructive cretins like Doug Fraud and his sycophantic posse, and demanding those who hope to replace him make climate change a priority issue.

r/environment • post
3 points • rednoise
Global Warming I: The Science and Modelling of Climate Change, taught by David Archer on Coursera
r/climatechange • comment
2 points • Eck32

You can talk about it from first principles—IE co2 absorbs more infrared energy because it is an asymmetric molecule. Thats actually how this coursera course i like explains it:

r/skeptic • comment
1 points • starkeffect

Perhaps you should educate yourself, rather than assume you already know everything there is to know (a common attitude among engineers):

r/kurzgesagt • comment
1 points • veggiesama

I agree. The info is out there. You can even take a course if you'd like. But you're not currently looking in the right places.

r/Python • comment
1 points • Ki1103

It depends on what you want to do e.g. DEs vs Statistical models vs data analysis/visualisation. What kind of stuff are you interested in doing? And also how comfortable do you feel with Python?

I can't comment on climate systems in particular -- it's not my area of expertise -- but UChicago's Global Warming courses Part 1 and Part 2 look promising.

r/climatechange • comment
2 points • janequeo

I really like Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast by David Archer. In general, though, I think that it's hard to find good books on this topic, because there's a lot of ongoing research and it's impossible for books to stay up-to-date. So here are a couple resources where you can find some good general info:

*By the way, someone on /r/climatescience asked a similar question, here's the post

r/climatechange • comment
4 points • knob-0u812

you could read the IPCC's material if you have the tendency to like that type of format.


Someone else posted the following list of sources in another thread (I'm doing the course listed and it's awesome):



6 degrees by Mark Lynas

You can get used copies of Bill Ruddimans "Earth's Climate: Past and Future". Its a very comprehensive text book aimed at non science majors, so is approachable but hits all the details.

A basic read through from the BBC

You can buy or read on line the "Discovery of Global Warming"

Online courses by actual experts.

r/climatechange • comment
1 points • TTauriStellarBody

>6 degrees by Mark Lynas
>You can get used copies of Bill Ruddimans "Earth's Climate: Past and Future". Its a very comprehensive text book aimed at non science majors, so is approachable but hits all the details.
>A basic read through from the BBC
>You can buy or read on line the "Discovery of Global Warming"
>Online courses by actual experts.