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Understanding our Environment in Geography

Learn about the different global phenomena and their impact on people and places with this online course.

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This free online geography course teaches you about a number of major global phenomena at play including deforestation, climate change, and drought. These global phenomena affect every nation of the world, through damage to their native environments, this course will teach you about their socioeconomic consequences and the different consequences of changes in environmental biodiversity, including its key political and social corollaries.
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This course begins by giving you an introduction to global phenomenon which is a major natural or human event or process which possesses the capacity to affect the globe or significant parts of it. You will study the positive and negative impacts of global phenomena on people and places as well as the factors that affect it. You will also study the hegemony of the English language and the impacts of its increased global usage.

You will then look into global environmental strategies for the reduction of sea levels and deforestation and learn why this global phenomenon has been recognised as one that can only be controlled effectively if a global challenge is attempted. With this course, you will also learn that it was decided at the Kyoto Conference that the standard of living in the north was creating much greater emissions of carbon dioxide than that of the countries of the south.

Global phenomena are prevailing problems of the nations of the world with primary concern placed on the environment. Upon the completion of this course, you will learn about different global phenomena such as carbon emissions, rainforest destruction, and sea level rise including their impact on people and places. You will also learn about carbon credit trading and refugees. Check out this course and start learning about the different strategies that are carried out in response to global problems.

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Carbon emissions

Definition and classification of global phenomena

Global responses to rainforest destruction

How are organisations responding to global environmental issues?

Impacts of global phenomena on people and places

Natural processes which generate global phenomena

Rainforest destruction

The 1997 Kyoto conference

The distribution of global phenomena

The effectiveness of global environmental strategies

The environment: taking a global perpective


Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will know about various global phenomena and their impact on people and places. You will learn about rainforest destruction, rising sea levels and refugees. You will understand the different strategies that are carried out in response to global problems. You will know about carbon emissions and carbon credit trading. You will be aware of the responses to sea level change and global warming around the world.


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