Greenhouse gas effect, global warming and climate change

See the Met Office's definition of climate change

See Carbon Brief's analysis on the scientific certainty on climate change

Watch this short clip by MinuteEarth on how greenhouse gases work

Watch another short clip by MinuteEarth that asks us 'is climate change just a lot of hot air?'

Watch a clip by Climate Adam on everything you need to know about climate change

See the IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Climate change in Scotland

Explore this page by Scottish Natural Heritage about the impacts climate change is having in Scotland

See this Adaptation Scotland report on climate trends and predictions

See the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) issues brief on peatlands and climate change

Explore this interactive flood map put together by Climate Central

Climate change and Covid-19

See this report by the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) on recovering from Covid-19

For kids

Explore this page on BBC Bitesize with kid-friendly clips and information on understanding climate change and global warming

See more kid-friendly clips and information from BCC Bitesize on greenhouse gases

Communicating climate change

Watch this short clip by Climate Adam on how (not) to talk about climate change

Watch this interview of George Marshall from the Climate Outreach Information Network

Addition Information for Weekend 1

The following materials were shared with Assembly members on their learning platform as extra resources for the first Assembly weekend:


Watch this short clip about how the climate has changed in the past

Hear some personal stories about the human impact of climate change

Watch this short clip about uncertainty and science

Read this report about the correlation between climate change and the Arab Spring

Watch this short clip about how Bangladesh has adapted to climate change

Watch this video by the United Nations about adapting to a changing climate

Watch this short clip about smart climate change adaptation in practice

Use this interactive map to see how areas around the world have warmed

See the CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions profiles of different countries

See the global greenhouse gas emissions of different sectors