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EbA and Biodiversity

This video is the fourth of four mandatory insight unit videos which provide a deep dive into cross-cutting topics of EbA. In this video, participants learn about the role of biodiversity and…

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Engineering with nature

This video is the first video of unit 5.2 of the course Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience taught by Nathalie Doswald, Mikhail Fernandes, and Xinyue Gu. What are…

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Q&A | Valerie Masson-Delmotte | 2019 Mar. 15

In this Q&A from the Climate Action MOOC, climate scientist Dr. Valerie Masson-Delmotte discusses her work with the IPCC and answers student questions about climate modeling. Dr.…

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Climate Change as a Planetary Boundary

This lecture provides evidence for why climate change is a planetary boundary, based on temperature changes since the Industrial Revolution. We have already seen 1 degree Celsius of warming over the…

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Governance and Resilience

Recognizing that bad governance and a lack of social resilience are often contributing causes of violent conflict, this chapter provides an overview to key elements of good governance, including…

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Drivers of Violent Conflict Emergence

What are the roles of natural resources and other environmental factors in driving or escalating violent conflict? This chapter profiles resource scarcity, environmental degradation, and climate…

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Basic Principles of a Global Agreement

This chapter discusses the headings that negotiations need to be attentive to to reach a fair, efficient, and meaningful agreement. The agreement has to lead to deep decarbonization to stay under the…

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What is Fair?

This chapter discusses fairness, which intuitively is presented as equal sharing by countries in the carbon budget. However, this could be problematic, because if each country is required to have an…

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Problem-Solving Versus Negotiating

This chapter discusses the nature of the negotiations process of the 193 governments that are party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is to move all parties to Pareto improving…

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Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Trends

This chapter takes a closer look at current energy trends, specifically the current dynamics of energy markets to see how we can decarbonize energy systems. In 2010, primary energy was approximately…

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Limiting the Mean Surface Temperature

In this chapter, Emmanuel Guérin discusses what we can do to avoid these catastrophic consequences and at what level we should try to limit the increase in temperature. The adoption of the 2…

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The UNFCCC

This chapter is about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For 200 years scientists have been telling is that if we cage the atmosphere chemistry a lot by burning fossil fuels we…

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From Kyoto to Copenhagen

This chapter discusses the path from COP3 in Kyoto to COP15 in Copenhagen.The Kyoto Protocol, which resulted from COP3, had a period of force until 2012 and accomplished a little bit, but not enough…

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Estimating Climate Change

This chapter looks at a demonstration of a zero dimensional energy balance model, showing the different variables and their effects on the model. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC 4.0…

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Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact - Trailer

The course covers the basic principles of atmospheric science, methods of climate data collection and tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. It introduces basic climate modeling and explores the…

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Tropical Cyclone and Hurricane Projections

Looks at the projections for future tropical cyclones and hurricanes, using the embedded model approach to look at how climate change will affect these events. This video is licensed under the CC…

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