Climate vs Weather
The terms climate and weather are words we use to describe two different aspects of the state of the atmosphere. In this topic we learn the difference between 'climate' and 'weather' and how they interact with our everyday lives.
Greenhouse Gases & Global Heating
The heating of our planet is being driven by a natural process calle the greenhouse effect. In this topic we explore how the greenhouse effect works and how it is is being supercharged by human activity and fossil fuel emissions.
In this topic we explore the concept of a Carbon Budget and it is being used by scientists to estimate how much carbon dioxide (CO2) can be emmitted before global temperatures reach a dangerous threshold.
Mitigation vs Adaptation
In this topic we explore the differences between climate Mitigation and Adaptation and how effective Climate Change policies need to attack both the causes and the consequences of Global Heating.
Climate & Ecological Emergency
As Global Heating becomes more severe many organisations, local and national governments are declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency. In this topic we look at some of the factors which are informing those decisions.
Impacts and Urgency
Climate Change is affecting our climate systems in lots of different ways, but all of the impacts begin with a single main problem: human activity is leading to the heating of the land, oceans and air.
The concept of Climate Justice looks at the climate crisis through the lens of human rights, recognising that Climate Change affects different people and groups unevenly and often unfairly.
Climate Change, Children & Young People
The United Nations has said that Climate Change is the single greatest threat facing the world’s children and young people today. In this topic we explore how Global Heating affects children and young people and what they are doing about it.
The Paris Agreement
As part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the Paris Agreement is the most important part of a legally binding international treaty which commits governments to dealing with the challenges of Climate Change and Global Heating.
Conference of Parties (COP27)
The Conference of Parties is the governing and decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In this topic we explore COP and give some background about COP27 taking place in Egypt in November 2022.
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