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UK’s Climate Change Committee Review of the Government’s Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)

March 15, 2024
UK’s latest climate plan lacks vision and urgency, says CCC Published 13th March 2024 Independent Assessment of the Third National Adaptation Programme – Climate Change Committee ( Key Findings are: NAP3 falls far short of what is needed. NAP3 lacks the pace and ambition to address growing climate risks, which we are already experiencing in the […]

Europe is not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks

March 14, 2024
Europe is not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks ( Published 10 March 2024.  Europe is the fastest warming continent in the world, and climate risks are threatening its energy and food security, ecosystems, infrastructure, water resources, financial stability, and people’s health. According to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) assessment, published today, many of these […]

Global Average Temperature 2C above pre-industrial norm for first time

December 13, 2023
21st November 2023 “Global daily average temperature 2C above pre-industrial norm for first time [for two consecutive days]. “On Friday the temperature reached 2.07C above the temperature average for 1850-1900, a larger increase than at any other time in recorded history, while provisional figures show the following day to have reached 2.06C.”

State of Nature Report 2023

December 13, 2023
UK Biodiversity in Real Trouble.   [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”26076-SoN-infographic-v3-1.pdf.pagespeed.ce.CskHyRL37I”]

3rd National Adaptation Programme: Government sets out adaptation programme to tackle climate impact

July 18, 2023
17th July 2023 The UK government has unveiled its third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3) today which sets out a strategic five-year plan to boost resilience and protect people, homes, businesses and our cultural heritage against climate change risks such as flooding, drought and heatwaves. From helping homes, schools and hospitals prevent overheating to safeguarding our food and […]

June 2023 was the planet’s hottest June on record by a huge margin

July 8, 2023
6th July 2023 Scientists have warned that these record temperatures bear the fingerprints of the climate crisis. And to make matters worse, the stars are aligning this year for many more records to be broken as El Niño, which also has a warming impact, pushes temperatures to unprecedented levels. Northwest Europe experienced record-breaking temperatures last, including the […]

‘We are moving in the wrong direction’

April 22, 2023
New UN report highlights the scale of global climate change. Last year, records for sea level rise, glacier melt, and temperatures were broken, the World Meteorological Agency (WMO) warns in a new report.

Adaptation Progress Report to Parliament 2023

March 29, 2023
The UK is “strikingly unprepared” to Adapt to Climate Change (Climate Change Committee)

“Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late.

March 20, 2023
“Scientists have delivered a “final warning” on the climate crisis, as rising greenhouse gas emissions push the world to the brink of irrevocable damage that only swift and drastic action can avert.”

Every area of UK society will feel the effects of climate change and, as global emissions continue to rise, preparing for life in a warmer world is crucial.

March 15, 2023
This is the focus of the UK Climate Resilience Programme, which is a government-backed initiative with the goal of understanding the risks the nation faces and helping people to adapt accordingly.

Why most people don’t get it

March 9, 2023
This is an excellent summary of why the majority of the public are not aware of how urgent and dangerous climate change is:  

UK Risks

February 9, 2023
Report by Schumacher Institute and Seeding our Future published February 2023 showing the Risks for the UK.

Chatham House Cascading Risks Assessment April 2022

April 22, 2022
Kindly shared with HEART Community Group by Cadence RoundTable

Just Have a Think

March 6, 2022
Can we survive?

Global Centre on Adaptation

March 1, 2022
Five things you should know about the latest IPCC report – Global Center on Adaptation (  

10 Inevitables: Post Doom, No Gloom

February 15, 2022
An excellent summary from Michael Dowd on “The Ten Inevitables” of Collapse.

CCC welcomes Government report assessing UK climate risk

January 29, 2022
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) today welcomes the publication of the UK Government’s assessment of the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.

“Blah, Blah, Blah?”

January 19, 2022
A really useful Summary of what was (and wasn’t) achieved at Glasgow’s COP26

IPCC Report Leaked to AFP on 24 June 2021

June 22, 2021
The choices societies make now will determine whether our species thrives or simply survives as the 21st century unfolds, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says in a draft report seen exclusively by AFP.

CCRA3: Important Report Published 16 June 2021

June 16, 2021
The third Risk Assessment for the UK by the Climate Change Committee

Hot House Earth

May 9, 2021
“Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene”, a recent study co-authored by Will Steffen, noted chemist, climate systems analyst, and professor of Earth System Science at Australian National University, warns of catastrophic changes to the Earth climate if current emission trends are not immediately reversed.

Collapsology 101

May 4, 2021
This is a valuable and comprehensive collection of resources on Reddit for those who would like to deepen their understanding of societal collapse in all its dimensions.

‘Avoiding a Ghastly Future’ by Prof Emeritus Paul Ehrlich

May 1, 2021
This is a clear, concise layout from Paul Ehrlich about the many measures of humanity’s damage to ecosystems and habitat around the world. This talk is part of a 2021 conference, Delivering the Human Future. Produced by The Council for the Human Future.

Survey of Security Experts Warns of Potentially Catastrophic Climate Threats in the Next 20 Years

April 19, 2021
The 2021 Climate Security Risk Perception Survey was administered from February-March 2021 with responses from 57 global climate security experts working on these issues in the fields of defense and intelligence, climate and ecosystem change, and national security.

Climate Impacts: The daily consequences we’re choosing to ignore

April 3, 2021
Just Have Another Think – from April 2021

The Need for Adaptation Alongside the Sixth Carbon Budget

March 22, 2021
Summary of the Climate Change Committee’s webinar 18th March 2021 Session Chair: Baroness Brown (Chair of CCC Adaptation Committee)

UN Sec General António Guterres – “The State of the Planet is Broken”

January 9, 2021
UN Secretary General António Guterres here gives a truly remarkable speech at Columbia University’s ‘The State of the Planet’ event in January 2021.

A Trip Around the World with Robert Hunziger

December 9, 2020
Exploring abrupt eco-systems collapse happening now  in different parts of the world.
Tipping Points

Tipping Points:  Too Risky to Bet Against

November 9, 2020
Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against ( Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change | Carbon Brief

“Emergency on Planet Earth” Facts

August 20, 2020
Written by Dr Emily Grossman with the support of the XR Scientists community. Fact-checked and reviewed by a wide range of experts.

Climatologist Wolfgang Knorr

August 9, 2020
This graph shows that we’ve been trying to act for a while…  and all our attempts to reform since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 have coincided with a 60% increase in total greenhouse gas emissions. It’s not working!

Is Global Collapse Imminent?

May 9, 2020
Research paper by Graham Turner. The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. This research paper has found the book’s forecasts are accurate, 40 years on. If we continue to track in line with the book’s […]