Where can I find a readable summary about the main issues around climate change?

Climate 101

Ninety seven percent of climate scientists agree that human activity is driving a climate crisis all across the Earth

We know it’s happening, and we know why, carbon pollution from fossil fuels is warming our planet and throwing natural systems out of balance.

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scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet

Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects.

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What is Climate Change?

The Met office

climate science

Climate Science involves the development of observation-based climate datasets; the use of these datasets in climate change monitoring and attribution; and the use of Earth system models to make future long-term predictions.

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Emergency on Planet Earth

As the climate crisis worsens, Channel 4 News charts the devastating impact it is having on Planet Earth.

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Channel four climate debate


The way forward in 2020

Science is telling us that the impacts of climate change
are happening now, and faster than we had predicted.

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Scientists warning.org

At some point we realize that humanity has strayed down a rabbit hole from which it cannot seem to emerge.

This quagmire is the belief in the idea of Consumerism, with its cast of advertising executives, bankers and economists, corporate CEOs, politicians, etc

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Straight Talk


World Sciencest warning of a Climate Emergency

Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.

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Where can i read a one page visual summary

information is beautiful

How many gigatons of co2…?

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Why can i find more detail about the science behind specific issues?


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

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How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

 In the early 2,000s a  new field of climate science research emerged.

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Carbon brief

Global carbon project

Greenhouse gases and human activity

The global budget for dominant greenhouse gases; carbon dioxide, methan and nitrous oxide.

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Hothouse earth article

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene.

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Cimate tipping points, too risky to bet against

The growing threat of abrupt and irreversiable climate change must compel political and economic action on emissions

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Amazon Rainforest and carbon take-up

The amount of carbon that the Amazon rainforest is absorbing from the atmosphere and storing each year has fallen by around a third in the last decade, says a new 30-year study by almost 100 researchers.

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Carbon brief

wider economic issues

New Economics Foundation

Igniting Change

We work with people igniting change from below and we carry out rigorous research to fight for change at the top.

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Unequal and extractive forms of ownership underpin today’s most urgent challenges, from equalities of wealth and power to deepening climate crisis.

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The Land UK

Workshops and retreats in nature

Workshops, seasonal celebrations and life changing intensives in the Derbyshire countryside.

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Mike Berners Lee: No planet B
Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivettt Carnac: The future we choose
Mark Lynas: Six degrees
Bill McKibben: Falter
David Wallace Wells: Uninhabitable earth