Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections

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Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections

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Recommended Exam Prep Course (Climate Science & Vulnerability Assessment)

This course provides participants with an overview of the current state of knowledge about Earth’s climate system, how climate is projected to change this century, practical implications of these projections for different socioeconomic sectors, and the basics how effective communication and engagement can help mobilize your organization for action. Attendees will learn how to use climate projections to identify climate related risks and vulnerabilities, and understand how science-based information and tools are being used for strategic planning. Participants will go through an interactive demonstration to apply what they have learned throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguishing between weather, climate variability, and climate change
  • Describing observed recent decadal-scale changes in climate and their impacts
  • Paraphrasing types and trends in climate forcings, their relative importance, and uncertainty
  • Summarizing projected climate changes and how climate projections are made
  • Explaining some major impacts of projected climate change and their corresponding uncertainty
  • Understanding public opinion about climate change and effectively communicate about climate science to different audiences
  • Classifying public opinion based on scientific studies to select communication strategies
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