Here you can find a selection of websites dealing with various facets of climate change – science, mitigation and education.

If you know of any others which deserve inclusion, please contact us.


Scientists Explaining Climate Science

All Models Are Wrong: A blog produced by Tamsin Edwards, a climate modeller at the University of Bristol. Her blog discusses the uses and limitations of climate models.

Antarctic Glaciers: A website to promote the science of Antarctic glaciology and to disseminate our findings to the wider community.

Bogology: Bogology is a website by Matt Amesbury (Unversity of Exeter) and Tom Roland (University of Southampton) about peatlands.

Climate Central: A science and journalism group which is helping to describe and explain how climate change is affecting peoples’ lives.

Climate Feedback: A blog from those working for the Nature Publishing Group on climate science and the global implications it poses.

Professor Tim Lenton’s Climate Change MOOC Blog: A blog by Professor Tim Lenton of Exeter Univeristy.

RealClimate: A commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.

Skeptical Science: A website discussing the current understanding of global warming.

The Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation: Some essential information on flooding in the UK and how to prepare your home and yourself for potential flooding.


International Research Groups & Projects

Climate & Cryosphere: CliC aims to improve understanding of the cryosphere and its interactions with the global climate system, and to enhance the ability to use parts of the cryosphere for detection of climate change.

CLIVAR: Project focused on the variability and predictability of the ocean-atmosphere system.

Global Energy & Water Exchange: An integrated program of research, observations, and science activities that focuses on the global and regional hydrological cycle, radiation and energy transitions, and their involvement in climate change.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): The scientific intergovernmental body set up to provide decision-makers and others with a source of information about climate change. For the Forth Assessment Report of the IPCC, see here.

International Association for the Physical Science of the Oceans: Promotes the study of scientific problems relating to the oceans and the interactions taking places at the sea floor, coastal, and atmospheric boundaries.

International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences: Focused on providing the scientific community with platforms to present, discuss and promote the newest achievements in meteorology, atmospheric science and related fields.

International Global Atmospheric Chemistry: Coordinates and fosters research by facilitating international collaboration of atmospheric chemistry and multi-disciplinary research.

World Climate Research Programme: Coordination and facilitation of climate research. Core projects focus on all major components of the climate system (the atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans, land and cryosphere).


Peer-reviewed Scientific Journals

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences: Covers significant developments in all areas of earth and planetary sciences, including climate and environment.

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: BAMS covers the development of the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences in research and education.

Climate Dynamics: Publishes research on all aspects of the dynamics of the global climate system.

Geology: High-ranking journal for geological and past climate science.

Global Biogeochemical Cycles: High-ranking journal covering the multiple systems of the climate.

International Journal of Climatology: Climate science journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Journal of Climate: Climate research concerned with large-scale variability of the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface.

Journal of Geophysical Research: Journal series including several climate disciplines: Atmospheres, Biogeosciences, Earth Surface, Oceans.

Nature Climate Change: Nature’s high-ranking climate science journal.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US): High-ranking science journal.

Quaternary Science Reviews: High-ranking journal for past climate change research.

Science: High-ranking science journal.

WIRES Climate Change: Cross-disciplinary climate change journal. Published in association with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographical Society.


National Research Bodies & Institutes

British Antarctic Survey: One of the world’s leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK’s national scientific activities in Antarctica.

Climate Prediction Center: Centre within NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), responsible for climate monitoring, assessment, and prediction.

Climatic Research Unit: A research unit based at the University of East Anglia, studying climate change.

Hadley Centre: Met Office’s research centre for climate change science.

NASA Global Climate Change: NASA’s climate observations.

National Centre for Atmospheric Science: The Centre increases knowledge of key environmental issues including: climate change, weather processes and atmospheric composition including air quality.

Natural Environment Research Council: UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences.

National Oceanography Centre: Undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean.

Quaternary Research Association: Organisation for Quaternary research in the UK and further afield.

Tyndall Centre: Focused on interdisciplinary climate change research, and on the interactions and feedbacks between climate, people and ecosystems.


Beyond the Science – Adaptation, Mitigation, Policy

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organisation working to advance strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change.

Climate Policy: A project initiated by the American Meteorological Society to understand societal response to climate change.

Connect4Climate: A campaign, a coalition, and a community focused on creating a participatory, open knowledge platform that engages the global community in climate change conversation.

Green Futures: A world leading magazine on environmental solutions and sustainable futures.

Inside Climate News: News stories concerning climate studies, focusing upon law, policy and public opinion.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): The scientific intergovernmental body set up to provide decision-makers and others with a source of information about climate change. For the Forth Assessment Report of the IPCC, see here.

UK Climate Impacts Programme: Helps organisations adapt to climate change.


Engage with Climate Science

Arctic Survey Education: Arctic Survey Education is an initiative to promote climate change awareness by inspiring and engaging young people and their families with new facts and knowledge.

Extreme Ice Survey: A long-term project using time lapse photography from 18 glaciers around the world, to give the glacier a “visual voice”.

Thin Ice: A film produced by scientists, providing the inside story of Climate Science.