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Online climate course released
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions has released the first instalments of a climate change course prepared for British Columbia government employees.
Samples of the first four instalments of "Climate Insights 101" have been posted at the institute's website, www.pics.uvic.ca. The series uses animation, interviews and website links to set out the data on climate change, and is available free for educational purposes.
"People who don't work in science are often intimidated by it, so these courses will go a long way towards demystifying the physics of climate change we are seeing," says Dr. Tom Pedersen, the institute's executive director.
"It makes traditionally tough subject matter accessible, as well as entertaining."
PICS was established in 2008 with a $90-million endowment from the B.C. Liberal government to the University of Victoria, the largest endowment to a university in Canadian history.