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Climate Learning Resources

There is an astonishing number of resources out there on climate.

Here are some recommended resources which we will continue to update.

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Live Events

Our community is always finding more climate related events and sharing them for others to learn from and grow their knowledge and networks through. We pull them all together on our online Trello board so you can quickly browse, attend and share them with others. 

Reading: Climate News, Science and Discussion

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Climate, emissions and policy news

carbonbrief.org – is an award-winning website dedicated to analysis and fact-checking of energy policy and climate change science, with a focus on the UK.

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Impacts:

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Climate, emissions and policy news

Science journals are not just for students and academics, Nature Climate Change has great content with types of discussions you will not find anywhere else 

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Climate, emissions and policy news

Climate and other academics explain their work in accessible articles with great references to more reading and resources

Reading: Books about Science, Justice & Climate

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Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary

An accessible and concise collection of over 100 alternatives to dominant narratives of development including ecological democracy, biocivilization, permaculture, degrowth, queer love, human rights, agroecology, rights of nature, and more. Free access to the book.

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Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid - The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change

A thought-provoking book by biologist, Thor Hanson, on the numerous ways Nature is responding to climate change. From the 18th century origins of Schweppes, to how ocean acidification is affecting fish navigation, and how organisms are adapting to environmental change, this is a go-to-book for stories about climate science and natural history.

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Slow Death By Rubber Duck: How the Toxicity of Everyday Life Affects our Health

A great book that makes you see products as processes with their own environmental impact, some of which go on polluting even after ending up in our home. It features many transferrable lessons for environmentalists primarily focusing on the climate crisis, especially those in the legal and policy sphere. 

Book and Live Event: Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval

Regardless of what we do we have a tough century ahead of us: we have at least 2oc of warming locked in even if we stopped greenhouse gas emissions today. Temperatures in warmer countries will exceed this considerably and their citizens will have no choice but to migrate but migration fuels innovation I just given us almost all things society values today. Migration will be one of our greatest adaptations to global warming but there are many solutions we will have to use to get through this Nomad Century.

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Watching: Streaming content

With access to the internet there is a wealth of content out there for everyone. Our latest YouTube series, Climate Change and Where We Are, includes educational sessions about challenges and solutions to the Climate and Biodiversity Crises. We also promote various channels and videos about these joint crises suitable for all ages. 

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Listening: Climate Podcasts

Most of the best conversations on climate science, solutions, politics and action are happening in the podcast world. Find most of the best ones here and let us know of others you think should also be here. 

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'The Drowned out Voices of Climate Change'
'How plants can tell us who we are'
'Barriers to access the Countryside'
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'Traveller Communities: Severed from the Land'
'Unearthing Violent Histories of the English Countryside'
'Who Gets to be a Nature Writer?'

Talia Randall talks to the nature-loving pioneers who are smashing down the barriers–visible and invisible–that keep so many of us locked out of green space. From a park in Glasgow, to a beach in Cornwall and a Traveller site by an A road in London. Nature can help us work out who we are.

Nori podcast: Reversing Climate Change

We have all the technology we need to address climate but we don't have all the technology we are going to use.

When they first started NORI explored some of the grandest solutions to addressing capturing carbon and storing it away. Here are some of the most impressive ideas by some of the most inspiring of people. 

Interactive

Seeing the present

Climate is already impacting on us today; Carbon Brief are gathering all the studies on this interactive map to show you where and what these impacts are. Check to see what has happened in the places you have been and in the UK. 

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Temperature 

Warming is very different around the world; the UK has warmed by 1.5 degrees already, but not as much as France, or Iraq

Flooding near you

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Imagining our future

A look at sea level rise

  • Sea level will increase even if we stay at current temperatures but not the same everywhere, like all things in climate it isn't simple
  • Firetree has a map where you can look at the impact from different sea levels we may face in future
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Carbon Brief: looking at 1.5 degrees and beyond

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Interactive page to see the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world and why it is so important we keep global heating as low as we can.

The Climate Game: Can you reach net zero by 2050?

See how difficult it can be for policy makers and think just how much difference it will have if they know we are on board with the speed of change needed to address the Climate and Nature Crisis. 

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Understand the latest United Nations IPCC Reports

Understanding the United Nations climate change reports can be intimidating: each on is produced by hundreds of academics and experts examining thousands of research papers. But they are humanity's best effort at bringing all climate research together so understanding them gives you an amazing head start on productively addressing it and helping others do the same.

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Other Climate Reports
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