Find out about the science of climate change and the views of scientists.
The Fisher Stevens documentary on climate change "Before the Flood" follows actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Links to several expert websites giving different views about the likely impact of the referendum result on climate change.
During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe in response to new research making this connection. Other reports mentioned this research while examining other major events.
2014 and 2015 were the hottest years since records began in 1850. February 2016 had the highest monthly temperature anomaly ever seen relative to the average from 1951-1980 and broke the record set by the previous month.These startling observations caused scientists to take a new look at the 15-year, so-called hiatus in global warming that appears to have started in 1998.
The Climate Reality Project have produced a great e-book with the 12 questions about climate change that commonly arise and what you can say in response.
This is a brilliant way of showing the effect of all sorts of things on the world temperature since the late 19th century - variat
A recent report* estimates that most of the known reserves of coal, oil and gas must remain in the ground.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Reports from its Fifth Assessment (2013-2014)
If humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the average temperature of the Earth’s lower atmosphere could rise more than 4°C by the end of the 21st century.
Research in the USA has concluded that, over 20 years, both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas effect than do either coal or oil. A 20-year timescale was used since this is close to the period starting now over which humanity has to drastically cut emissions to avoid dangerous climate change.
This YouTube clip gives you a succinct (4 minute) description of the latest (April 2014) science as recently summarised in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’
Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network Year One Report