Climate Change

This isn't something that will happen to future generations - it's happening right now.

Much of the world already suffers deeply and regularly with droughts, failed crops, dying livestock, floods, fires, destroyed homes and shattered lives.

We may think we'll be better off here with warmer weather, but droughts, floods and unpredictable weather could affect us too.

And how will we manage if, as the world's climate changes, we lose access to the 60% of our food we currently import?

Read on to learn more ...

5th December 2019

Crediton Town Council: Climate Change and Sustainability Sub-Committee

Sustainable Crediton is taking part in the new Climate Change and Sustainability Sub-Committee meetings. To date the main work has been to set the committee up, subject to the legalities town councils are required to observe. Voting members will be five councillors and up to six members from the pu ...

3rd March 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Geoengineering

The linked article is an overview of the controversial subject of geoengineering in the fight against climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One thing missing from this article in terms of the direct carbon capture from air and storage, is that the great percentage of the ex ...

2nd February 2019

To What Extent Should we Practice What we Preach?

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish climate activist, gave an impassioned warning to world leaders to act now on climate change, Thunberg told her audience at Davos: 'I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.' In the UK a new climate change activi ...

28th October 2018

Hawaiian island erased

A piece of the United States has been dramatically wiped off the map after an island in Hawaii was washed away by a powerful hurricane. East Island, a remote spit of gravel and sand that sat atop a coral reef, has vanished after having the misfortune to come into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an ...

28th October 2016

Sustainable Schools, Sustainable Futures

This book argues that one of the key roles of education, whether at home or school, is to prepare young people for a future that will be very different from today. It is a practical book which outlines the key elements of a more green and sustainable future and how these can be explored with young ...

28th October 2016

Climate Change Companion

This book is a timely and practical response to the greatest challenge of our times - climate change. Intended for the general reader, concerned citizen and those with responsibility for young people, it provides a clear picture of what a more sustainable low-carbon future could look like and why t ...

Picture of Al Gore taken from his TED video: "The case for optimism on climate change"
31st March 2016

The case for optimism on climate change

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited TED talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet - and the solutions we're designing to combat them. ...

31st March 2015

Review of Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

ARE WE ALL DENYING THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE? Naomi Klein's latest book 'This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs the Climate' certainly made me think hard; it's essential reading for anyone concerned to prevent runaway climate chaos and the general trashing of the planet. The main points ...

30th November 2011

Exeter University - Climate Change Research

Details of research projects at Exeter University focusing on three main areas: predicting climate change and its effects on ecosystems and human and animal health; developing the technology for mitigating its effects; the study of public attitudes and government policy. ...

2nd May 2011

Climate Change for Football Fans

This is a very readable (especially if you like soccer) book on climate change. It explains every aspect of climate change in very understandable terms and is up to date on all the latest facts and figures. The book makes many comparisons between football and climate change to put our curre ...

Cover image for "Fate of the World"
2nd December 2010

Fate of the World

A computer game (based on the research of Prof. Myles Allen of Oxford University) that wrestles with the problems of climate change. ...

30th July 2009

Tipping Point Ahead

Short animation about the state we are in with some really clear information and positive messages! ...

1st July 2009

Are you at risk from flooding?

Two new reports from the Environment Agency today show that one in six homes in England are at risk of flooding and that investment in the building and maintaining of flood defences will need to almost double to £1bn a year by 2035, as climate change increases the risk of coastal erosion and f ...

Logo for the UK Climate Projections User Interface web site
1st July 2009

UK Climate Projections

Created to help the UK to plan for a changing climate, the Projections contain information on observed and future climate change, based on the latest scientific understanding. This website will tell you more about the UK Climate Projections, including: what they tell us about the future ...

25th April 2009

The Convenient Solution

A short film about climate change and energy. ...

DVD cover for "Age of Stupid"
25th March 2009

The Age of Stupid

Made by a young British director and producer, Franny Armstrong, on a small budget, it stars Oscar nominated Peter Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the Arctic in 2055. He is looking back at the years 2008/9 and the warnings the world was getting about the beginnings of climate change. ...

25th March 2009

The 11th Hour

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. ...

10th December 2008

People change politics - the inside story of the Climate Change Law

A strong Climate Change Bill has been passed in parliament. Earlier this year Laura Conyngham and Charles Mossman visited our MP, Angela Browning, to lobby for a stronger bill. The UK is the first nation in the world with legally binding carbon emission limits in place. This link is a sh ...

DVD cover for "The End of Suburbia"
18th March 2008

The End of Suburbia

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream Implications of climate change on the American Way of Life ...

Logo for Friends of the Earth Exeter
18th November 2007

Exeter Friends of the Earth

The local Exeter branch of Friends of the Earth. ...

DVD cover for "An Inconvenient Truth"
23rd August 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's fantastic film on the implications of global temperature rise ...

10th August 2007

Camp for Climate Action

A fast-growing, grassroots movement of diverse people taking action on climate change. ...

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24th July 2007

The Ecologist

A useful publication for those interested in environmental matters "Lots of inspiring ideas in the transition towns mode and loads of references to web sites - essential reading for all of us if we want to make a difference." Linda ...

Logo for Devon County Council
1st January 2006

Devon County Council Environment site

Devon County Council site on climate change. ...

Book cover for "The Revenge of Gaia"
1st January 2006

The Revenge of Gaia

Why the Earth is Fighting Back and How We Can Still Save Humanity ...

1st January 2006


How to stop the planet burning ...

1st January 2006

The Earth only Endures

On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in It ...

1st January 2006

Wild Law

About changing our legal and political systems in order to live sustainably ...

1st January 2006

What about China

Answers to this and other awkward questions about climate change ...

1st January 2006

Met Office

Authorative information on all aspects of climate change. The Met Office has also produced a collection of publications containing the latest science, and studies on the state of the climate and projections for the future all available free to download. ...

1st January 2006

BBC News: Guide to Climate Change

The web-site gives an illustrated overview of: Climate forecast Greenhouse effect Carbon cycle Feedback effects Gulf Stream ...

1st January 2006

Climate change controversies: a simple guide

The Royal Society has produced this overview of the current state of scientific understanding of climate change to help non-experts better understand some of the debates in this complex area of science. ...

1st January 2006

Climate Myths and Misconceptions

To convince the people out there who STILL think there is no scientific consensus that climate change is man-made. ...