Climate Change Primer
This section provides a basic introduction to climate change through selected links. These are arranged to provide a guide to the current science, terminology (including a section that is designed to make the crucial distinctions between selected concepts clear), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ,frequently asked questions (FAQ) and a set of tutorials that can be used as introduction to specific topics.
Frequently asked questions might be a good place to start if you have a specific query in mind or you'd like to get a quick overview of some of the main issues and facts.
The tutorials are offered as a quick overview, providing a brief selection of readily accessible readings specifically related to each topic. The science of climate change, issues of mitigation, the range of adaptation possibilities and related literature is rapidly advancing: by using the basic terminology in search engines and online journals plenty of further reading will become apparent.
It is recommended that you take the time to explore on your own using these pages as a jumping off point, returning when you need to fill in any gaps or to refresh your memory.