Environmental Studies

The environment is everything that isn’t me.
Albert Einstein
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Coping with Climate Change

by Stanford

Here are the facts. Over the course of the 20th century the average global temperature went up about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit. We know that this rise was primarily the result of human emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In 2006 the Intergovernmental Panel fro Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that in the 21st century the global temperature could increase another 2.0 to 11.5 degrees. Even at the low end of that projection, the risks of disruptions to terrestrial and ocean ecosystems, extinction of plants and animals, and increased number of extreme weather events are uncomfortably high. If the global temperature increases 6.3 degrees, the risks to all sectors of our planet, from plants and animals to economic stability, would increases dramatically. This realisation will bring 200 countries to the bargaining table in Copenhagen in December 2009, with the primary aim of agreeing on an international plan to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The fate of our lives and the lives of future generations depend largely on the outcome of the Copenhagen meeting. It would be hard to overestimate how consequential this moment is. This course was originally presented in Stanford's Continuing Studies program. Lecture 3 is not available due to copyright restrictions.


Global Warming

by University of Chicago

This 10-week course for non-science majors focuses on a single problem: assessing the risk of human-caused climate change. The story ranges from physics to chemistry, biology, geology, fluid mechanics, and quantum mechanics, to economics and social sciences. The class will consider evidence from the distant past and projections into the distant future, keeping the human time scale of the next several centuries as the bottom line. The lectures follow a textbook, "Global Warming, Understanding the Forecast," written for the course.


Global Population Growth

by Yale

This survey course introduces students to the important and basic material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. Topics include: the human and environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history, economic and cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity and sustainability. Political, religious and ethical issues surrounding fertility are also addressed. The lectures and readings attempt to balance theoretical and demographic scale analyzes with studies of individual humans and communities. The perspective is global with both developed and developing countries included.


Sustainable Living Environment II

by UCLA

Environment 185A: Sustainable Living is a sub-division of the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP). ESLP is a student designed, student developed, and student facilitated program offered through the Institute of the Environment. The Speaker Series brings guest speakers from UCLA and across the country to speak on specialized subjects including food systems, green business, organic gardens, sustainable living, the green economy, environmental justice and transportation. Speakers range from authors, professors, community activists, environmentalists, for and non-profit business representatives, and government officials.


Sustainable Living Environement I

by UCLA

The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP), ESLP is a student designed, student developed, and student facilitated program offered through the Institute of the Environment. The Speaker Series brings guest speakers from UCLA and across the country to speak on specialized subjects including food systems, green business, organic gardens, sustainable living, the green economy, environmental justice, transportation, as well as sustainability projects across Los Angeles. More information can be found at www.eslp-la.com. Some clips and images may have been blurred or removed to avoid copyright infringement.


Energy Seminar

by Stanford

The Energy Seminar is produced by the Woods and Precourt Institutes and is comprised of an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics.