Weather, Climate, Energy and Society, 7.5 credits

About the course

This course treats weather, climate and energy use in a sustainable society. With a basis in physical laws the course addresses questions that a future teacher may get from students, such as:

• What drives atmospheric motion and weather?

• How can you determine the temperature of a planet?

• What is a greenhouse gas and why are only some gases greenhouse gases?

• Why is it so difficult to give a simple answer to how much human activities impact our climate?

• What is a climate model?

• How is our environment affected by different ways of harvesting energy?

• How does different types of radiation affect living organisms?

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