Course Map
  1. 1. The Greenhouse Effect
    1. 1.1 The Natural Greenhouse Effect
    2. 1.2 The Greenhouse effect
    3. 1.3 Ecology and ecosystems
    4. 1.4 Greenhouse effect on other planets?
    5. 1.5 Three factors
    6. 1.6 The changing climate
    7. 1.7 Radiative forcing
    8. 1.8 Carbon dioxide
    9. 1.9 Scenarios
    10. 1.10 Activities
  2. 2. Basic science
    1. 2.1 Climate - weather
    2. 2.2 Climate varies
    3. 2.3 GHGs
    4. 2.4 Previous times
    5. 2.5 Methane
    6. 2.6 N2O, HFC
    7. 2.7 Ozone
    8. 2.8 GHGs and GWP
    9. 2.9 Conveyor belt
    10. 2.10 ENSO (El Nino, La Nina) and NAO
    11. 2.11 Activities
  3. 3. The International Community
    1. 3.1 The human touch
    2. 3.2 The UNFCCC
    3. 3.3 Kyoto Protocol
    4. 3.4 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
    5. 3.5 IPCC
    6. 3.6 "Deniers"
    7. 3.7 "Warmers"
    8. 3.8 Peak oil - Peak coal
    9. 3.9 The fossil fuel paradigm
  4. 4. Possible impacts
    1. 4.1 Observed changes
    2. 4.2 Glaciers
    3. 4.3 Extreme weather
    4. 4.4 Growing seasons and agriculture
    5. 4.5 Sea level rise
    6. 4.6 Biodiversity and climate change
    7. 4.7 Biodiversity conventions
    8. 4.8 Land use change, climate change and biodiversity
    9. 4.9 Forests
    10. 4.10 Freshwater
    11. 4.11 Oceans and ocean acidification
    12. 4.12 Health
    13. 4.13 Ecosystem assessment
    14. 4.14 Risk assessment
    15. 4.15 More disasters?
    16. 4.16 Adaptation and mitigation
    17. 4.17 Activities
  5. 5. What to do? Adapt, mitigate or both?
    1. 5.1 Demography. The population explosion.
    2. 5.2 Energy
    3. 5.3 Alternative energy
    4. 5.4 Driving forces: Cowboy economics
    5. 5.5 Paradigm shift: Spaceship or Green economy
    6. 5.6 Transition cultures
    7. 5.7 Eco-economy for sustainable livelihoods and resilient societies
    8. 5.8 Ecovillages
    9. 5.9 Low carbon societies
    10. 5.10 Ecological footprint
    11. 5.11 Water footprint
    12. 5.12 Carbon footprint
    13. 5.13 Life Cycle Analysis
    14. 5.14 Authors
    15. 5.15 Feedback and copyright