Links

The physics

Nasa
https://climate.nasa.gov/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports

Sixth Assessment Reports (AR6 reports) (2021-2)
Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of Working Group 1
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_SPM.pdf
Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/
Working Group 2
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-ii/
Working Group 3
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-3/

Global warming of 1.5°C Special report (SR15 report) (2018)
https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/sites/2/2019/06/SR15_Headline-statements.pdf
Headline statements
https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/SR15_SPM_version_stand_alone_LR.pdf
Summary for policymakers

Mortality from climate change

The mortality cost of carbon (2021)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24487-w

The Human Cost of Anthropogenic Global Warming: Semi-Quantitative Prediction and the 1,000-Tonne Rule (2019)
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02323/full

International Agreements

Rio Declaration (1992)
https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/generalassembly/docs/globalcompact/A_CONF.151_26_Vol.I_Declaration.pdf

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1992)
https://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/background_publications_htmlpdf/application/pdf/conveng.pdf

The Paris Agreement (2015)
https://unfccc.int/files/meetings/paris_nov_2015/application/pdf/paris_agreement_english_.pdf

CO2 budgets

Tyndall Centre (University of Manchester) The Tyndall carbon budget tool (2019)
https://carbonbudget.manchester.ac.uk/reports/
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 https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2391.full?ijkey=Hz5kDxh4kFos8jz&keytype=ref or at https://iancampbell.co.uk/files/bmj.n2391.full.pdf

Failures

Decision makers
https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/secretary-generals-statement-the-ipcc-working-group-1-report-the-physical-science-basis-of-the-sixth-assessment
The UN Secretary-General's statement on the IPCC Working Group 1 Report (2021)

Climate scientists and NGOs
https://www.sgr.org.uk/resources/turning-delusion-climate-action-prof-kevin-anderson-interview
Turning delusion into climate action - an interview with Prof Kevin Anderson (2020) Scientists for Global Responsibility

Denial

Stanley Cohen (2001) States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering ISBN: 978-0-745-62392-4

https://theconversation.com/there-are-three-types-of-climate-change-denier-and-most-of-us-are-at-least-one-124574
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

https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2022-04-04/secretary-generals-video-message-the-launch-of-the-third-ipcc-report-scroll-down-for-languages
UN Secretary-General's video message on the launch of the third IPCC report (Apr 2022)

Committed to telling the full truth

Climate Uncensored
https://climateuncensored.com

Extinction Rebellion
extinctionrebellion.uk
Campaign of civil disobedience launched 31 October 2018

Fridays for Future
https://fridaysforfuture.org/

Greta Thunberg
https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/

Scientists for Global Responsibility: Science oath for the climate
https://www.sgr.org.uk/projects/science-oath-climate-text-and-signing

Campaigning organisations

Airportwatch
airportwatch.org.uk
A coalition of the national environmental organisations and airport community groups who are opposed to plans for airport expansion

Biofuelwatch
https://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk

Campaign against Climate Change
campaigncc.org

Cycling UK (was the Cycle Touring Club)
ctc.org.uk

Environmental Law Foundation
elflaw.org
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

Greenpeace
greenpeace.org.uk

Stop Stansted Airport Expansion
stopstanstedexpansion.com

General information

Centre for Alternative Technology
cat.org.uk
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
ethicalconsumer.org
Bimonthly subscription magazine and website - magazine includes regular feature on low-carbon living.

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

Royal Society summary of the science of Climate Change
https://royalsociety.org/-/media/Royal_Society_Content/policy/publications/2010/4294972962.pdf

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
http://www.withouthotair.com - 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
nationalrail.co.uk

Seat 61
seat61.com
International rail information

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

Traveline
traveline.info
For public transport information.


Reduce CO2: Miscellaneous

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

Freecycle
https://uk.freecycle.org
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: 30 Jan 2023