E-Learning Course: Amazon Rain Forest and Climate Change
This e-learning module discusses global climate change that is occurring largely because of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities, and in particular the impact that tropical deforestation plays in the climate system. It also covers signs of climate change, the current thinking on future changes, and international agreements that are attempting to minimize the effects of climate change.
Some of the learning goals of the module will be, among others:
- List factors that influence climate on Earth;
- Identify greenhouse gases and their sources and define their role in climate;
- Explain how deforestation can affect precipitation in the Amazon;
- List some secondary impacts from deforestation of the Amazon.