Saturday, August 29, 2015
Get With the Programme
There is so much research and analysis pouring in these days that it can be hard to keep the reality of climate change in clear focus. There are any number of online course on climate change and related topics such as oceanic changes, water and food security, the political and geopolitical dynamics now undergoing transformation and much more.
Of all that I have experienced, there's one that is particularly informative, insightful and compelling. The course is entitled, "Turn Down the Heat." It's been produced by Germany's excellent Potsdam Institute and features Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and may other top experts in the field. The programme is sponsored by the World Bank.
Here's a trailer for Turn Down the Heat:
The course is still available through Coursera. It takes about five weeks, about five hours a week.
You can access the course through this link. Especially at this time when we're exploring competing political options, this is information you might find handy, possibly indispensible.
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It seems that the biggest problem is convincing the vast majority that there is a problem. Most, including some in my own family, just don't get it. Those that do want to blame everyone else.
Tell you what, Toby. See if you can get them to do a week of that Potsdam Institute course. I'll bet you they'll finish the whole 5-week programme.
Why don't you take it?
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