Understanding Climate ChangeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
Elective Course
Fall/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):
Environmental Studies, Sustainability


Sebastian Fabian Jensen Zastruzny

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Geography-Geosciences, University of Copenhagen). Educated in permafrost dynamics at the Centre for Permafrost, IGN. Research on permafrost cores, water samples, climate data series, process based modelling, and effects of future climate change. Conducted fieldwork and taught field courses in Greenland and Denmark multiple times. With DIS since 2023.