Short course announced in climate change

The Universidad para la Paz is offering a diploma in energy and climate change with most of the classes being held in Sabana Norte.

The course begins Tuesday and runs until Oct. 28. Some sessions are Saturday at the university campus in Ciudad Colón.

The university said that the course is designed to focus on Costa Rica and its relation with other countries. Costa Rican officials have proposed to make the country carbon neutral by 2021. That pledge is based on the belief that carbon dioxide is creating global warming.

The earth’s temperature has risen 0.8 °C (1.4 °F) since 1880, according to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The course will consider the use of hydrocarbons for transportation and also proposals for new models of industrial development. The fee ranges from $500 for a student to $1,000 for a member of the public, said the university Web site.

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