Climate websites

Resources explaining climate science, climate change and climate impacts

Carbon Brief: a UK blog providing background issue briefings, analysis and fact checks on climate science and energy policy media coverage.

Department of Energy and Climate Change: website detailing the latest government policy, publications and announcements on climate change and energy.

DECC My2050: online interactive computer game, to explore practical ways to cut UK emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.

Met Office my climate and me: Q+As and video clips on climate change and climate change impacts answered by experts.

Met Office climate change guide: Online FAQs covering the basics of climate science and climate change.

NASA: Evidence for climate change from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Royal Society: “Climate change: a summary of the science” is a report reviewing the evidence for climate change.

Science Media Centre: evidence-based summary issue briefings on climate change on themes ranging from polar ice loss to changes in global temperature.

Skeptical Science blog: a blog examining climate change science based on peer-reviewed scientific literature and rebutting climate change misinformation.

The Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government: Sir John Beddington’s review of the science of climate change.

The Committee on Climate Change: FAQs and explanatory articles on themes including ‘the science of climate change’, ‘mitigation’ (cutting emissions), adaptation (coping with potential impacts) and the legal context (legislation in place to tackle climate change). The CCC is an independent, statutory body set up under the Climate Change Act of 2008 to advice the UK government on tackling climate change.

The Guardian Ultimate Climate Change FAQ: short explanatory articles written by experts on topics ranging from the basics of climate science through to policy options to manage climate change.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): answers to FAQs about climate change, from the scientific body established by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organisation to provide the latest scientific view on the state of knowledge on climate change and its potential impacts.

The Science Museum: information on climate change to accompany their Atmosphere gallery exhibition – what might happen and our future choices.

The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: government report from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), setting out the latest evidence on climate risks faced by the UK (PDF).


Resources for schools and teachers

Alongside the background, explanatory resources highlighted above, there are a number of school-specific resources on climate change for teachers and their pupils:

British Council Climate 4 Classrooms: climate change educational resources.

Royal Geographical Society: Key stage 3 teaching resources for teachers on the subject of “changing climates”.

Science Museum: interactive activity packs, videos, and ideas to incorporate into classroom teaching, covering for example, the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, the impacts of climate change, and a play-along “Have I got climate science for you” classroom quiz.