Find out about the science of climate change and the views of scientists.

Events

There are no forthcoming events in this category at present. Please see the all events page for more.

Sub-topics

Articles about coal, oil, petrol, gas. See also our pages on divestment at http://winacc.org.uk/topics/national-and-global/divestment-big-business-....

Find out everything you need to know about shale gas and fracking

This page is about the carbon footprint of our water supply.  Hot water is covered under "Heating and hot water"

Activities

The Science and Technology Advisory Panel (STAP)

  • provides up-to-date information, advice and documentation on scientific and technological matters to WinACC
  • works with other WinACC groups in areas of mutual interest where STAP’s scientific knowledge and opinion is useful
  • reviews information from WinACC such as presentations and web materials for scientific accuracy
  • publishes on climate change.
It is also working with Winchester City Council to measure and reduce Winchester district's carbon footprint.

STAP meetings

The Science and Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) meets 7.30-9.00 pm on 3rd Tuesday of alternate months. Contact STAP@winacc.org.uk if you want to come to a meeting.

STAP terms of reference

STAP members

Publications by members of STAP

Climate science

An eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist, by the highly acclaimed author of ‘High Tide’.

The global climate is visibly changing because of human pollution of the atmosphere. According to eminent scientists and business people, its "devastating trends" are the greatest challenge ever to face humanity. This briefing describes the dangers presented by global warming, and explains the origins of the climate crisis.

Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson - a top sustainability adviser to the UK government - makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations.

Houghton's market-leading textbook, now in full colour and with the latest IPCC findings, is the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science, impacts and need for action on global warming.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 2nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options- global and personal- for dealing with the threat of a warming world.

Dr James Hansen, the world's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling to a climatic point of no return.

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