What is Climate Change? What causes it? And what can we do?
The following list of web resources — compiled by lecturers on the TU835 BSc (Hons) in Spatial Planning and Environmental Management at TU Dublin Environment & Planning — provides some useful answers to these questions:
‘Climate Ireland’ explains the basics and provides advice and support on climate change and adaptation in Ireland. https://www.climateireland.ie/#!/
The Irish Environmental Protection Agency provides its own dedicated web resource on climate change with, for example, a carbon footprint calculator. http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience/whatisclimatechange/
Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. It produces clear, data-driven articles and gives an excellent summary of climate change related articles in the media. https://www.carbonbrief.org/
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. There is plenty of useful information on its dedicated site to climate change, including a short video ’Climate change in 60 seconds’. https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/climate-change-evidence-causes/
EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. https://www.climate-kic.org/
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produces reports on the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the climate now and into the future and examines the likely effects of increasing atmospheric temperatures on all aspects of our lives. The work of the IPCC informs international agreements on how to respond to climate change. https://www.ipcc.ch/
You can find out about the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact at ukcop26.org/
Climate Change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (sdgs.un.org/goals) are core themes explored and developed within the TU835 BSc (Hons) Spatial Planning and Environmental Management at TU Dublin Environment & Planning.
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