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

Although the world's climate has undergone many cyclical changes, the phrase 'climate change' has taken on a sinister meaning, implying catastrophe for humanity, ecology and the environment. We are told that we are responsible for this threat, and that we should act immediately to prevent it.

The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence.

In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics.

"science and information for a climate-smart nation"

NOAA's Ten Signs of a Warming World poster. Link leads to the poster hosted on NOAA's site.

RealClimate, climate science for climate scientists

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