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Climate guide

Our guide looking at all aspects of climate, climate science and climate change.

We answer questions such as:

  • What is climate?

  • What is climate change?

  • How has our climate changed?

  • How may it change in the future?

What is climate?

What is climate? To understand climate change, it's important to recognise the difference between weather and climate.

What is climate change?

What is climate change? Climate change refers to a change in the average state of the climate and/or the variability of its properties.

How has our climate changed?

How has our climate changed? There's a wide range of evidence which indicates our climate is warming, from increasing temperatures to sea-level rise.


Future Find out about the projections of how the climate might change in the future and the impacts of future climate change.

The science behind climate change

The science behind climate change Information about the actual science behind climate change.


Addressing those frequently asked questions (FAQs) about climate and climate change.
Last Updated: 7 December 2010