The Real Science site seeks to provide rapid response by climate scientists working in the field to mainstream coverage on climate change - be this to debunk erroneous claims or to add vital context where missing. Aimed at the wider public and journalists, the analysis and commentary remains strictly science focused and does not offer any political or economic insight. This is a moderated forum.
Real Science: Climate Science from the Climate Scientists
Grist How to talk to a climate skeptic
A series of articles published in Grist by Coby Beck on “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” have been collected and are available in their entirety on this site. Beck’s contributions largely focus on rebutting common objections to anthropogenic climate change and are classified into four key areas: Stages of Denial; Scientific Topics; Types of Argument and Levels of Sophistication.
The primary purpose of this blog is to expose and counter attempts by those with vested interests in carbon intensive industries to greenwash their activities and hijack the debate on climate change. In the team's own words, “DeSmogBlog is here to cry foul - to shine the light on techniques and tactics that reflect badly on the PR industry and are, ultimately, bad for the planet.”
Regional green economy success stories
Green Alliance have put together some great factsheets, showing how the green economy is working in each region. This is powerful information for getting your MP on board.
Joint NGO briefing on the Energy Bill: December 2012
The Energy Bill presented to Parliament in November 2012 falls short of what we need to move towards a sustainable economy. Here the NGOs campaigning for a better Energy Bill have outlined the ways in which the Bill needs to be improved.
Green Economy: A UK success story
Green Alliance’s recent report on how green business is has quietly become a UK success story and has continued to grow steadily even whilst broader economic activity slows.
CBI Infographic: How the UK can make the most of green growth
SCCS briefing on the outcome of the UN climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar
PIRC - Climate Factsheets
This set of factsheets pulls together peer reviewed science that detect and attribute changes in climate in response to anthropogenic forcing. As well as distilling the background science in a way that makes it easily communicable, each factsheet responds to common arguments offered by climate skeptics. This resource has been designed specifically with campaigners and journalists in mind.