Thursday, January 2, 2014

Free Penn State MOOC on Energy and the Environment

Penn State is offering a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Climate Change and Renewable Energy.  Read more and sign up here:

Energy, the Environment, and Our Future

Get Rich and Save the Earth…Or Else! Learn about the past, present, and possible futures of human energy use.

Course Syllabus

(Subject to change before course begins)

●    Lesson 1. Sustainability: Why Energy Matters (and Money) 
●    Lesson 2. What is Energy—Units and Such; What we use, and how much good it does 
●    Lesson 3. Oil, Coal and Natural Gas, Drilling and Fracking and Reserves 
●    Lesson 4. Global Warming I—Physics
●    Lesson 5. Global Warming II—History  and Impacts
●    Lesson 6. Options: Solar, Wind
●    Lesson 7. Options: Geothermal, Waves, Tides, Nukes
●    Lesson 8. Options: Conservation
●    Lesson 9. Options: Geo-Engineering
●    Lesson 10. Economics
●    Lesson 11. Policy Options
●    Lesson 12. Ethical issues 

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