The Health Effects of Climate Change

31. Oktober 2018 at 14:48

Start: 3rd January 2019, free online course.

Havard University

Our world’s climate is changing. Of the top twenty hottest years ever recorded, sixteen have occurred in the last two decades. This warming has already had a profound effect. Many feel powerless in the face of this challenge, but you can make a difference.

By looking at air quality, nutrition, infectious diseases, and human migration, this course will show you how increases in greenhouse gases impact public health. Experts working in a variety of settings will present their recommendations for responding to these challenges, and interested students will have the opportunity to learn about the research methods that measure the health effects of climate change.

You will learn how climate change impacts people around the globe, but also how it directly affects you and your life. Though your risk rises with the rising global temperatures, climate change is a solvable problem, and there are things you can do to mitigate that risk.

This course is not an elegy for the planet, but a call to action. Enroll now to learn what you can do to reduce the harm caused by global warming.

What you’ll learn

  • Climate change’s impacts on nutrition, migration, and infectious diseases
  • The research methods used in this field
  • Strategies to mitigate and adapt to the health impacts of climate change
  • How changes in Earth’s atmosphere affect health outcomes
  • How to assess the various ways of addressing the health effects of global warming

General Information
Start3rd January 2019, online course

Language: English

Registration: Take course on edX

Level: Introductory

Lenght: 7 weeks

Effort:  3 to 5 hours per week

Find more information on the course website.


Published in GI-Mail 11/2018 (English edition) and 12/2018 (German edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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