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Climate Science Briefing Papers


21 September 2020

Climate Science Briefing Papers

The Society's Climate Science Communication Group has produced a series of Climate Science Briefing Papers with the aim to clearly and concisely explain important aspects of climate science.

Topics covered include:

  • What do we mean by climate change?
  • How climate change is affecting sea levels
  • Global Carbon Budgets: Determining limits of fossil fuel emissions
  • Attribution of Extreme Weather Events: How does climate change affect weather?
  • Solar Variability: Does variation in the Sun’s output affect climate?
  • Climate Modelling
  • What is the El Niño - Southern Oscillation?
  • Measuring meteorological variables for studying the climate
  • How is sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic changing?
  • How much warming results from increases in atmospheric CO2?

These papers are accompanied by podcasts, which can all be found on our podcast channel here.

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