Climate Change Resources
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established in 1988, by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This is their fourth assessment report which assesses the current science related to climate change, evaluates the environmental and socio-economic consequences of climate change and formulates realistic response strategies to climate change risks.
The Guardian Sustainable Business website brings together a range of sustainability news, comment and analysis from across the web. It collates opinion and features blogs from leading sustainability experts and showcases best practice in corporate sustainability.
Climate Factsheet compiled by Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC). The factsheets look at the evidence for climate change from a range of angles. Each briefing contextualises the issue in question, summarises the background science, and addresses common objections raised by sceptics. Drawing on the latest peer-reviewed studies, they are intended to be a solid, reliable and concise guide for campaigners wishing to communicate climate science with accuracy and confidence.
An interactive map produced using climate models developed by the MET Office which give an indication of the impact of a global rise in temperature of 4°C (7°F). The map shows the geographical changes in temperature across the globe as a result of the predicted increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG’s) in the atmosphere. It also provides examples of the likely impacts these temperature and GHG emission increases will have on global environments and their constituent populations.
Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.