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#1 glassonion

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:38 AM

Interesting course at Coursera. I wonder if it would be beneficial to take the class merely for the edification of one's self? It would be nice if it were objective and not biased one way or the other.

 

Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change

 

About this course: This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

 

https://www.coursera.../global-warming

 

 

I've taken a couple of courses from Coursera in the past just for that reason...to educate myself. No other professional motivation.

 

 

 


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#2 JKor

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:22 AM

At this point it is tough for me to take an expert at face value in terms of climate change. The motivation to fudge things towards advocacy instead of science is massive. Plus there's a generation of younger people who have entered climate specifically to be advocates. That's bad for science.

Edited by JKor, 11 August 2018 - 09:23 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

Anything that helps people better understand manbearpig is okay in my book.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:36 AM

Coursera is still alive?


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#5 toonces

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:49 AM

The woo is strong in some...


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#6 D Fender

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:58 AM

The woo is strong in some...


And others still need training. I think that's the point.
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#7 maddog

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:15 AM

Coursera is still alive?

 

It's going to take over the world, man.


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#8 Mexas Joe

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hoax
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#9 Sherlock McSerpico

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:05 PM

Make sure you bring enough plastic straws for everyone
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#10 MakeMeHoppy

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:10 AM

I think the source of global warming is the heat in eveyone's attic.


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#11 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:11 AM

I think the source of global warming is the heat in eveyone's attic.


And one oven.
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#12 JKor

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:32 AM

:frank:
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:13 PM

First thing, ask them what effect should we see on our climate from the earth passing Jupiter last summer when we were at our furthest from the sun and Jupiter being at its closest.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:57 PM

The earth "passed" Jupiter in a way that would have an effect on climate trends?
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#15 pickle_rick

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:58 PM

The earth "passed" Jupiter in a way that would have an effect on climate trends?

 

maybe it's a trick question?


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#16 Patrick C.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:34 PM

Probably about the same as the impact of renewable energy  :)


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:52 PM

The earth "passed" Jupiter in a way that would have an effect on climate trends?


The erath’s orbit changes a bit from each planet we pass. But Jupiter has a huge influence over the whole solar system. Last summer we had an very rare occurance. We were at our furthest from the sun while we were our closest to Jupiter while st the same time Jupiter was at its closest to the sun. That event was the most significant change in our orbit in a long time. As a result our elliptical orbit has been elongated with the summers in the south being closer to the sun.
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#18 Sherlock McSerpico

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:55 PM

Wow....
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:03 PM

The erath’s orbit changes a bit from each planet we pass. But Jupiter has a huge influence over the whole solar system. Last summer we had an very rare occurance. We were at our furthest from the sun while we were our closest to Jupiter while st the same time Jupiter was at its closest to the sun. That event was the most significant change in our orbit in a long time. As a result our elliptical orbit has been elongated with the summers in the south being closer to the sun.

but those greenhouse gases yo!!!!
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#20 JKor

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:05 PM

The erath’s orbit changes a bit from each planet we pass. But Jupiter has a huge influence over the whole solar system. Last summer we had an very rare occurance. We were at our furthest from the sun while we were our closest to Jupiter while st the same time Jupiter was at its closest to the sun. That event was the most significant change in our orbit in a long time. As a result our elliptical orbit has been elongated with the summers in the south being closer to the sun.


*dons tinfoil hat*

Go on...
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