Understanding Climate ChangeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
Paused Course
This course is currently paused for the Spring 2023 semester. It will run in other semesters.
Elective Course
Spring semester

Climate change is happening right now, and so is the debate about how to act. The aim of this course is to provide those from a non-science background with a basic understanding of the climate system and climate science. It provides you with a strong foundation to navigate the climate information that is constantly presented to us in the media and public debate. The questions that are addressed in this course include: What is the climate system? What can make climate change? How do we know about past climate change and how do the current changes compare to those of the past? What tools are used to make projections of future climate and how reliable are those projections?

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Biology, Sustainability


Susanne Lilja Buchardt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Glaciology (University of Copenhagen). Educated at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute and works with ice core analysis and ice flow models. Participated in ice core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica since she was a grad student. With DIS since 2013.

Environmental Science of the Artic, Susanne Lilja Buchardt