Our Changing Climate – Free online course.

Throughout 2014, members of the ACTUAL team have been developing material to contribute to a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on climate change impacts, developed by the Walker Institute at the University of Reading. The course, entitled “Our changing climate: past, present and future” began on the 10th of November but continues to allow sign-ups. A video trailer and more written information about the course is also available through the sign-up link.

The MOOC covers the folloing topics over the course of five weeks:

  • the basics of climate science
  • climate change impacts on water systems
  • climate change impacts on food systems
  • climate change impacts on the built environment
  • an introduction to climate policy.

The fourth week focuses on the impact that cities have on the climate and the impact that climate has on cities in the past, present and future. We also discuss some of the current thinking on how cities can build climate resilience through becoming more green, through retrofitting and changing behaviours and through using data effectively.

The MOOC is a great way to get an overview of the recent science of climate change without signing up for a full qualification or as a precursor to further study.


How to get involved.

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