Climate change affects all people on our planet, which means that it will also affect You. It doesn't matter where you are, the greenhouse gases and their impacts concern everyone, but the consequences are going to differ depending on where you live. However, one thing is for sure, the world as we know it is going to change; the question is just how, when and to what extent.
Already today, there are several areas on our planet where we can see the effects of climate change. Climate change will not only affect the weather; it will also have an impact on the world economy and the social structures all over the world. In the period 2007–2012 shipping emitted roughly 1.000 million tons of CO2 each year, approximately 3.1% of our yearly global CO2 emissions. If shipping continues in this path, it will represent about 10% of global GHG emissions by 2050.
This course aims to bring awareness of shipping's impacts on climate change. After you have completed this course, you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of preserving biodiversity and how alien elements, substances, and organisms can disrupt and damage the ecosystem of the oceans. You will also learn more about the negative impacts of emissions and how you can reduce them.