Climate change

What is climate change?

Climate change and cars

What the public thinks and what the future might be.

Concern about climate change

Opinions are shifting in the UK

Climate change: Emission comparisons

The environmental impact of travelling

Climate change and air travel

Air travel contributes to pollution – but what are we willing to do about it?

Melting ice caps, rising seas

The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains dramatic warnings about inevitable consequences of human actions, and worse to come

Arctic melt

As the climate warms, Arctic sea ice is disappearing

Force of nature

In 2013, 108 countries were hit by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and extreme temperatures - the UK was among them.

Access to safe water

Climate change is contributing to a growing water crisis and putting the lives of millions of children at risk.

What are we worried about?

Scientists believe in climate change so why doesn't everyone?

What climate change means for Britain

There's no escaping these problems - but there might be a few opportunities too

If climate change didn't exist, would we have to invent it?

Even if all the climate scientists are mistaken, we would still benefit from improving the way we treat the planet

How climate change will affect these lives

A look at the way two newborn babies in different parts of the world will be affected

Climate extremes

Climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth

Global warming worries

People around the world are concerned

Climate change & travel

Most people believe that car and plane use causes climate change, but will they change their behaviour?

Climate change & attitudes

Protecting the environment is an important issue for many people - and they think more could be done.

Third world reaps a bitter harvest

The developing world is already seeing the effects of global warming but the countries with the highest carbon footprint are delaying essential changes

Paradise almost lost

The beautiful Maldives are threatened by climate change and an island full of rubbish

Greenland reaps benefits of global warming

Tomatoes and green peppers are being grown among glaciers in the Arctic Circle

Climate or coal

For electricity production coal is cheaper to use than gas - but the consequences for the environment are serious.