Goals and Objectives



  • Recognize the natural and human-driven systems and processes that produce energy and affect the climate
  • Use numerical tools and publicly available scientific data to demonstrate important concepts about the Earth, its climate, and resources

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Recall that oil, coal and natural gas are produced naturally by well-understood processes
  • Evaluate the effects of technology, economics, and population growth on fossil fuel production using computer models
  • Demonstrate that our current consumption of fossil fuels is not sustainable by exploring future scenarios with computer models