The online course on animal agriculture and climate change that was produced by one of our supporting grants is now available for free as a self-study course at the link below:
You can learn more about the course at http://animalagclimatechange.org/free-online-course/.
Each module can be taken individually. The list of topics covered is below.
WEATHER TRENDS: What is climate and what is weather? How do we get data relevant to our local area?
IMPACTS: How does the weather affect animal agriculture? Are we seeing new challenges we haven’t experienced before?
ADAPTATION: How can we reduce risks, plan for changes, and make the best investments?
CLIMATE SCIENCE: What is the science behind climate and weather?
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) SOURCES: Is animal agriculture a big contributor of Greenhouse Gases? If so, what farming functions create the most emissions?
MITIGATION OF GHGS: Can farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
REGULATIONS: Are regulations of GHGs likely? Is there a market approach where farmers could make improvements and reduce costs?
COMMUNICATING SCIENCE: How can we communicate this complex issue to farmers and media outlets so we can move from debate to meaningful discussions?