President Biden has signed an executive order for the US to re-join the Paris climate agreement
In partnership with BBC Radio Four, we present 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is exerting on the planet
Teaching resources for our Education for Antarctic Conservation Project
In late November 2020 a cyclone called Nivar hit India, only the third cyclone to make landfall since May 2020
A new emissions target will require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050
In build up to the UK target of ‘net zero’ by 2050, a number of changes will need to occurr
Activities focused on Climate change and the Russian Arctic developed with University of Birmingham and WWF
The world's last great wilderness
Scientists agree the effects of climate change will be felt faster and more acutely in the Arctic
We talk to Dr Sylvia Knight from the Royal Meteorological Society
A selection of resources and support from the Royal Meteorological Society
School Member Lecture, 27 September 2017
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical cycling through sea ice
Our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world's oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains
In Australia, the 2019/2020 fire season has seen abnormally high temperatures and vast wildfires
We speak to Dr Helen Cleugh from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
We speak to Dr Christine Eriksen, a social geographer at the University of Wollongong
Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils
School Member Lecture, 25 January 2017
The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change
What is dust? How does it get into the atmosphere and shape our climate? Dr Rob Bryant from the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield joined us to discuss.
A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time
An overview of the El Nino effect and its impacts upon development
What are the causes and consequences of increasing deforestation in the Amazon?
What can the Stern Review tell us about our future in the face of climate change?
The global seed vault compromised by soaring arctic temperatures.
Vulnerability and Accountability – why is the UK helping Bangladesh adapt to climate change?
Peru is regularly affected by El Niño and La Niña currents
Boscastle - diary of a deluge.
By 2050 1.2 million more people are expected to be put at risk of pluvial flooding due to climate change and urban population growth
Are changing rainfall patterns putting the UK at greater risk of flooding?
Storm surges to threaten London and the South East?
When Superstorm Sandy hit coast of the USA it caused disruption that would dominate the headlines for days.
Why did it get so cold in North America?
The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.
Pupils will learn that rivers and river systems, are dynamic; changing the landscape in visible and at times dramatic ways
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)
In December 2015 and January 2015 the UK experienced extreme flooding as a result of Storm Desmond, Storm Eva and Storm Frank
The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments
The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Australia
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Brazil.
The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition
Which natural hazards brought disaster – and to who, where and why?
In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought
In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather.
This research analyses glacial retreat in the Turgen Mountains, northwestern Mongolia.
Antarctica: the geography behind a record breaking trek
What will be the effects of climate change on the world's wine regions?
The Copenhagen Conference is underway, but 2009 has already been an eventful year
How can the Quaternary Period help us relate to the present?
CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change
What is the worry over carbon footprints?
Small island developing states (SIDS) are mainly small isolated islands whose communities are commonly understood to be among the first places that will be very seriously affected by climate change
Is Antarctic ice melting faster? Is the world getting warmer? Is the world changing for the worse? Will we be eating jellyfish and chips?
Between July 2011 and July 2012, a series of extreme weather events left many people asking: is there a link with climate change? And what progress are we making in tackling climate change?
Dense layers of smog have caused chaos in major cities across China including Beijing, Shanghai and Harbin.
Dr Ewan Woodley is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Exeter
Dr George Adamson is a Lecturer in Geography at Kings College London
Henry Burgess is the Deputy Head of the Polar Regions Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Professor Dame Judith Rees was President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University
Dr Kathryn Adamson is a Lecturer in physical geography at Queen Mary University of London
Ulrich Kamp, Associate Professor in Geography, University of Montana, USA
Alan Werrity, Professor in Geography, University of Dundee
Dr Sylvia Knight
Professor Sue Grimmond, Geography Department, Kings College London
Professor Paul Hardaker
In this podcast we spoke to Professor Endfield about TEMPEST: a database of extreme weather events in the UK.
In 1895, the International Geographical Congress claimed 'the exploration of the Antarctic region is the greatest piece of geographical exploration still to be undertaken'.
Living with typhoons: Disaster Management in rural Taiwan
Exploitation and management of a coral reef ecosystem, Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia
Although it may often be only a few centimetres in depth, soil is one of the most essential resources on earth
Dr Catherine Butler is a Senior Lecturer in the Geography Department at University of Exeter.
Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter.
Professor Andy Hodson, University of Sheffield
Professor Rob Wilby, Loughborough University
Dr Annie Ockleford, University of Brighton
We visit the University of Birmingham to speak to Professor of Atmospheric Science, Rob MacKenzie and Professor of Life Sciences, Jeremy Pritchard
A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum
Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected
Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?
Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked
As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge
Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness
Flood, drought and heat wave: these are the three major natural threats that threaten London
Climate change resources for Key Stage Three (ages 11 - 14)
Climate change resources for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)
Useful words associated with climate change
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage One (up to the age of seven)
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Two (ages seven to 11)
A selection of teaching resources and case studies that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14).
Find out more about weather in the UK and worldwide, plus information and data to supplement your teaching.
A selection of ideas for creating your own weather instruments in the classroom or at home
A selection of your favourite weather words with explanations
Alex Nickson talks about flood preparation and resilience in cities across the world
Professor Alun Hubbard tells us about his research in Greenland, looking specifically at glacial melt and retreat
Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for stimulating and engaging educational resources
Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester
Written by Dr Liz McGrath (Meteorologist, Weatherzone) and Dr Sylvia Knight (Head of Education, Royal Meteorological Society)
How can climate variation be used to make predictions on climate change? Investigating El Niño and the Galapagos Islands
We asked a range of experts who work on issues surrounding Antarctica to tell us why Antarctica matters to them…
School Member Lecture, 24 June 2015
Ideas for weather and climate fieldwork
The fluvial system: lessons using data skills
A collection of resources created from the film, photo, cartographic and data outputs from the RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary 2017.
School Member Lecture, 4 July 2018
School Member Lecture, 6 February 2019
In this podcast, we discuss the carbon cycle and ice shelves with Professor Grant Bigg.
In this podcast with Dr Ingrid A. Medby, we discuss how the Arctic is governed and how this impacts place identity.
In this podcast Dr Ann Rowan joins us to discuss how glacier surfaces evolve over time.
In this podcast with Professor Julian Dowdeswell, we discuss glaciers, ice-caps and the Weddell Sea Expedition.
In this podcast we discuss geopolitics and the role of Russia as an influential climate actor.
River and coastal fieldwork approaches that are directly relevant to ‘real-world’ professional industries, career paths, and activities
We talk about 1979 to 1989 'The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change'
A guided tour across the top of the world
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