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Climate Change Courses

Take free online climate change courses to understand the causes and impact of global warming and greenhouse gasses. Learn about climate change and study the effects of fossil fuels on the Earth's atmosphere.

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What is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to the change in the normal weather patterns experienced around the globe for an extended period of time. There are many contributing factors that play a role in climate change. Some natural climate change factors include ocean variations, tilt of the planet, plate tectonics, and more. Human contributions like burning fossil fuels play as a contributing factor by trapping that heat in the earth's atmosphere. Some examples of burning fossil fuels include oil and coal which emits greenhouse gasses in the earth's atmosphere.

Online Climate Change Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to climate change with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about climate change in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more. Climate change denial is a popular discussion in the news today, so these online courses will help you separate fact from fiction.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in climate change courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started with one the following courses or programs.

Gain a better understanding of climate change with these and other free online courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.