The physics


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports

Sixth Assessment Reports (AR6 reports) (2021-2)
Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of Working Group 1
Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis
Working Group 2
Working Group 3

Global warming of 1.5°C Special report (SR15 report) (2018)
Headline statements
Summary for policymakers

Mortality from climate change

The mortality cost of carbon (2021)

The Human Cost of Anthropogenic Global Warming: Semi-Quantitative Prediction and the 1,000-Tonne Rule (2019)

International Agreements

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Proclamation by the General Assembly of the United Nations

Rio Declaration (1992)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1992)

The Paris Agreement (2015)

CO2 budgets

Tyndall Centre (University of Manchester) The Tyndall carbon budget tool (2019)
CO2 budget reports, one for each UK local authority

Letter in the British Medical Journal
Ian R Campbell (2021) UK's share of the global carbon budget will be used up in 3.3 years (letter) BMJ 2021;374:n2391 or at

Analysis by CUSP at the University of Surrey (2021)


Decision makers
The UN Secretary-General's statement on the IPCC Working Group 1 Report (2021)

Climate scientists and NGOs
Turning delusion into climate action - an interview with Prof Kevin Anderson (2020) Scientists for Global Responsibility


Stanley Cohen (2001) States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering ISBN: 978-0-745-62392-4
Iain Walker and Zoe Leviston (2019) There are three types of climate change denier - and most of us are at least one (The Conversation)

A grassroots movement that cannot be ignored
UN Secretary-General's video message on the launch of the third IPCC report (Apr 2022)

Committed to telling the full truth

Climate Uncensored

Extinction Rebellion
Campaign of civil disobedience launched 31 October 2018

Fridays for Future

Greta Thunberg

Scientists for Global Responsibility: Science oath for the climate

Campaigning organisations

A coalition of the national environmental organisations and airport community groups who are opposed to plans for airport expansion


Campaign against Climate Change

Cycling UK (was the Cycle Touring Club)

Environmental Law Foundation
Free legal guidance and continuing support to those in need of assistance when aiming to protect and improve their local environment and quality of life


Stop Stansted Airport Expansion

General information

Centre for Alternative Technology
An educational charity which researches and demonstrates technologies for a sustainable society - based in Machynlleth, mid-Wales - visit the centre (open 7 days a week, all year), or online shop, bookshop and publications

Ethical Consumer magazine
Bimonthly subscription magazine and website - magazine includes regular feature on low-carbon living.

New Internationalist magazine
Monthly subscription magazine featuring articles on climate change, Fair Trade and other global justice subjects

Royal Society summary of the science of Climate Change

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air - book on fossil fuel and sustainable energy, the contents of which can be read online, or downloaded as a .pdf file

Reduce CO2 from travel

NationalRail information

Seat 61
International rail information

Sustainable transport charity - information on long distance cycle routes, including online UK maps at small, medium and large scales.

For public transport information.

Reduce CO2: Miscellaneous

Find me a milkman
Gives a link to your local doorstep deliverers via your postcode. Some now deliver organic milk.

UK branch of a global movement to match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them - there will be a local online branch in your area where you can find a home for things you don't want to keep but cannot bear to throw away

First published 2007
Last updated: 9 Apr 2023