Explainers: Climate change science
The evidence for climate change, the role of natural factors, and the contribution of humans to global temperature rise.
These Explainers have been produced jointly by us – the Grantham Research Institute at LSE, and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London. The Explainers are hosted on both websites.
- How do we know global temperatures are rising?
- How have humans caused global temperatures to rise?
- How do natural factors influence the climate? Can they explain climate change?
- What determines how sensitive the planet’s surface temperature is to increasing greenhouse gases?
- This is not the first time the climate has changed. How do we know we’re not just in a natural cycle between Ice Ages?
- What is geoengineering and how could it help tackle climate change?