Basic science
When you have completed this chapter you should understand the difference between climate and weather, you will know what the 'normal' is, and know the basics about the carbon cycle and carbon "sinks".

You will be able to explain to others what density is, and why density is an important factor in weather and climate.

You will know the basics about climate modelling and some about paleoclimatology: how climate has varied at earlier times.

You will understand the main issues on the greenhouse gases and understand the concepts of radiative forcing, GWP and CO2 -equivalent