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Welcome to All About Climate, a site dedicated to making the science of the climate simple and accessible to those without a scientific background. The articles here cover everything climate related from the greenhouse effect to how the climate has changed in the distant past. I hope the articles prove useful and help to clarify points of confusion which arise from the frankly poor coverage of climate science in the media. Happy reading!

What Everyone Missed About the California Forest Fires – Climate Change Affects Us All

Aside from attempts to undermine the authority of climate scientists and outright deny scientific facts, one of the biggest PR...
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What Everyone Missed About the California Forest Fires – Climate Change Affects Us All

Four Unusual Horsemen – Weird Consequences of Climate Change

While most of us can intuitively understand the relationship between a hotter planet and more intense tropical storms, droughts, forest...
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Four Unusual Horsemen – Weird Consequences of Climate Change

The Hidden Emissions At Your Fingertips – Four things you didn’t know about the internet

With increasing public awareness of climate change and carbon emissions, much attention is given to the ‘big boys’ of pollution...
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The Hidden Emissions At Your Fingertips – Four things you didn’t know about the internet

Apocalypse Then…Apocalypse Now? – Three civilisations caught out by climate change

What fundamental pillar has underpinned every civilisation from Ancient Egypt to the modern globalised world? The one called agriculture. After...
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Apocalypse Then…Apocalypse Now? – Three civilisations caught out by climate change

When The Wells Run Dry – Groundwater and the challenges of sustainability

  With an ongoing drought in South Africa, the authorities in Cape Town are counting the days off till ‘day...
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When The Wells Run Dry – Groundwater and the challenges of sustainability

A Beastly Burden – Fourteen Extinctions of the 21st Century

Extinction is a natural part of life and evolution.  However, there have been several episodes in Earth’s history when the...
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A Beastly Burden – Fourteen Extinctions of the 21st Century

Global Storming – Tropical cyclones and climate change

The hurricane season of 2017 saw several massive cyclones batter the USA and Caribbean in quick succession. First Harvey, then...
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Global Storming – Tropical cyclones and climate change

Climate Change and the Paradox of Time

“Compared to a star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their whole lives in the course...
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Climate Change and the Paradox of Time

The Ghost of Climates Past

Picture the scene: The air is cold, crisp and dry. You stand on an expanse of grassland extending as far...
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The Ghost of Climates Past

Ocean Acidification: How does it work?

While a lot of attention is given to the most tangible effects of climate change- rising temperatures, rising sea levels...
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Ocean Acidification: How does it work?