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Earth Hazards and Climate Change | Senior Earth and Environmental Science | meriSTEM


About This Course

Earth and Environmental Science, as introduced by expert contributors and brought to life by your teacher. This Earth Hazards and Climate Change module explores Unit 4 of Year 11/12 Earth and Environmental Science: The changing Earth - the cause and impact of Earth hazards.

This is a new course launched in September 2021, so please share your feedback and suggestions for further content.

We've worked hard to provide the videos for this course during the Australian lockdown periods. We're still working on videos for the "Weather systems and modelling changes" section, along with questions throughout the course. We welcome your ideas for questions for each video via our email (

Course sub-topics

  • Managing and mitigating the risk of natural hazards
  • Human effect on hazards
  • Plate tectonics
  • Weather systems and modelling changes
  • Natural processes and human activity on climate change
  • Evidence for climate change over time
  • How climate change affects our Earth
  • Human contribution to climate change

Information for teachers

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Course Staff

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ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

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