Climate is the measure of patterns in meteorological variables in a given region over long periods of time. Meteorological variables include temperature, precipitation, wind, etc. Climate change is a cause for controversy in public policy and responsible business practices. Accurate information and public understanding are essential to the proper handling of the issue.
Maria Paula Aguilera
The catalysing factor for the overall increase in global temperatures is the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases trap the sun’s heat within the Earth, and in turn raise temperatures; this has serious effects on our seas and their delicate… Read More +
Written by Emma Irvine, Education and Outreach co-ordinator for the UK Polar Network. With thanks to James Cheshire, Tamsin Gray and Kate Hendry.The UK Polar Network
The UK Polar Network (UKPN) is an organisation of young British scientists, who either research or have strong interests in the polar regions. They… Read More +