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Climate Challenge

Further information

The information presented in Climate Challenge is just a starting point. Research is ongoing in every area featured in the game. If you are interested in climate change, the producers encourage you to carry out further research of your own. The references given below are just a starting point.

BBC Climate Change Website

Plenty of information about climate change, including television programmes about the subject

Gives you the chance to be involved in the largest simulation of global climate change ever conducted

Oxford University Centre For the Environment

Includes examples of current UK climate change research

Real Climate

A climate science commentary site written by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists

United Nations Environment Programme, Java Climate Model

The model that was used to provide much of the data in the game. You can try out different future climate scenarios and look at the outcome in terms of temperature, GDP etc.


A website detailing climate-related news from around the world

Climate Change News

A climate change news website. Important articles are highlighted.

The Tyndall Centre

A cross-disciplinary academic body which develops sustainable responses to climate change

The Hadley Centre

The UK Meterological Office's climate change research unit. It models current and future climate trends

Key references

UK Energy Sector Figures for 2005, from the DTI (PDF)

Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability, Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Greenhouse gas emissions for 1990 – 2003 submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (PDF)

Report by the Energy Savings Trust for the DTI on microgeneration potential in the UK (PDF)

Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, Executive Summary, IPCC (PDF)

UK Climate Change Programme 2006 (PDF)

The science behind Climate Challenge

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