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Module 7: Climate Change And The Ocean. Weather, Warmth And Blue Carbon.

The role of the ocean in climate change

The Ocean is mysterious, deep and dark. It has a potent power in limiting climate change. In this module, you’ll harness that power by exploring the multiple zones of the ocean. You’ll feel the warmth of the sun on the ocean’s surface and you’ll master how the ocean absorbs heat, carbon dioxide and generates the weather. You’ll get your feet wet at the water’s edge while considering the role of the coastal ecosystems. You’ll be guided by the water’s constant motion past coral, plankton, and through dead zones. You’ll be drawn into the ocean depths by the ocean pump where you’ll learn about blue carbon. By the end of this module, you’ll be clear on the crucial role of the ocean in human life and correspondingly of the importance of restoring the health and strength of ocean life.

Module 6. Green Energy Definition: Which Renewable Energy Is Reliably Green?

Green energy definition

Climate change is an energy problem. In this module, you’ll learn about the cleaner alternatives to burning oil, coal and oil. You’ll clarify that for energies to be green, they have to be both renewable and sustainable. You’ll run through some low carbon energies to develop a sense of which offer the most potential for a clean future. You’ll discover the conditions under which burning biomass mimics the carbon cycle. By the end of this module, you’ll understand the benefits of combining energy sources, and you’ll have discovered why everything labelled as green isn’t necessarily healthy.

Module 5. What Is Carbon Sequestration? Carbon Capture And 5 Common Carbon Term Essentials.

What is carbon sequestration?

Catch your breath with a catch-up on carbon. This module slows the pace down to allow you to check you’re up to speed on a bunch of commonly used terms and concepts linked with carbon. You’ll learn about the carbon cycle, carbon sinks, carbon sequestering, carbon footprints and carbon budgets. By the end of this module, you’ll have developed a full arsenal of carbon-related terms to sprinkle through any discussion on climate change and to see you safely through the upcoming modules.