This course gives an introduction to the climate of the Earth and what governs it. You will learn about today’s climate, historic climates as well as natural and anthropogenic climate change. This includes the energy balance of the Earth, the large-scale flow patterns of the oceans and the atmosphere, and the water, carbon and sulphur cycles. You will also learn how the climate is observed. International climate cooperation, through e.g. IPCC, is also discussed.