The geography of science

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

Global dust cycle

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.

UK water and climate risks

The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.

Weather and Climate resources: Key Stage Five

This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)

Glacial environments

The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments

Changing climates

The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future

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

How are climate change and new ocean laws affecting global patterns of resource ownership?

Population growth, rising affluence, energy policy and climate change – these are the “four corners” of the food crisis.

The Copenhagen Conference is underway, but 2009 has already been an eventful year

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

Small island developing states and climate change vulnerability

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

Thaw point

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?

Grand Alpine Tour

The ‘Grand Alpine Tour’, undertaken in the summer of 2014, encompassed a six thousand mile journey through some of the Alps’ toughest terrain

Air quality for all

Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected

Feeding the 9 billion

We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity

Can the UK ever be sustainable?

Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?

Engineering our climate

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

Future of low carbon energy

As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge

Razing the rainforest

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

Glossary - climate change

Useful words associated with climate change

Weather and Climate

Written by Dr Liz McGrath (Meteorologist, Weatherzone) and Dr Sylvia Knight (Head of Education, Royal Meteorological Society)

Climate 4 Classrooms

Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils

Galapagos (activities for GCSE)

How can climate variation be used to make predictions on climate change? Investigating El Niño and the Galapagos Islands

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