Our climate

Climate change is a serious threat to people, our economies, the natural world and our future. Weather patterns are already being disrupted with increasingly frequent and severe events.

There is extensive evidence for rapid global climate change and many authoritative sources of information, such as those listed below. These show that there is a scientific consensus that the main causes of climate change are human activity and the burning of fossil fuels.

Met Office (UK):

NASA – Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

United Nations and Climate Change

  • A strong scientific consensus – includes summaries of major findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and links to their most recent reports in 2013 and 2014

NASA Earth Observatory

Measurements of Carbon and the Effects of Climate Change

Educational resources:

Further sources of information

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Raising awareness and taking action on climate change

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