1 – General Introduction – 17th Jan -
What we are and are not proposing/suggesting
Brief history of concern about man’s effect on the Earth etc.
The origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC reports
The Paris Accord
2 – Temperature – 24th Jan -
Accuracy and locations
Comparison with the past
3 – Weather & Climate – 31st Jan -
What is weather and what is climate
Arctic and Antarctic ice
4 – A Look at the Media Messages -
The ‘97% of scientist agree’ statements
5 – Climate Modelling – 14th Feb -
The ‘greenhouse’ effect
What is a ‘model’?
Different types of model
Comparisons of models
How good are they at hindcasting and forecasting?
Energy in the absence of fossil fuels – cost and ‘quality’?