Climate change: A Summary of the Science


Climate change continues to be a subject of intense public and political debate. I have found two documents particularly helpful and informative:

(i) Because of the level of interest in the topic, the Royal Society produced a guide to the science of climate change. The guide summarises the current scientific evidence on climate change and its drivers, highlighting the areas where the science is well established, where there is still some debate, and where substantial uncertainties remain.
You can view the document on the Royal Society website by clicking here.

(ii) A Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism can be found here.
It describes the importance of healthy scientific skepticism and has sections on the following:
Humans are raising CO_2 levels
More CO_2 causes warming
Global warming is happening
The reality of global warming
What does past climate change tell us?
How sensitive is our climate?
Impacts of global warming
The East Anglia emails
The scientific consensus on global warming

(iii) The measurement of CO_2 made at Mauna Loa since 1960 is striking evidence of its increase:
see here.

(iv) The UK MET Office guide to climate change,
which can be found here,
is also extremely informative.

(v) Scottish Schools follow the Curriculum for Excellence,
a part of which is about Exploring Climate Change.