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Weather, Climate, Energy and Society

This course covers 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 questions could be:

  • 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 do different types of radiation affect living organisms?