Useful web links

Alliance for Jobs and ClimateThere’s an alternative to austerity, economic insecurity and climate catastrophe. It starts with massive private and public investment in jobs. It starts right now.

Stop Climate Change Coalition: the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.

Campaign Against Climate Change – One Million Climate JobsWe face a climate crisis and an economic crisis in Britain and across the world. We have people who need jobs and urgent work that needs to be done  to shift to a low-carbon economy. Read more about creating a million climate jobs

Skeptical ScienceExamines the science and arguments of global warming scepticism. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their argument have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?

Leading climate scientist Dr James Hansen’s website:  Dr Hansen, perhaps the world’s most prominent outspoken and inspirational climate scientist has told reporters in recent years that his retirement was coming. The New York Times has reported that the 72-year-old researcher has made it official and will leave his job at a NASA research institute after 46 years to pursue climate activism and litigation full-time

RealClimate: Commentary on climate science by working climate scientists, including a Wiki debunking myths.

Zero Carbon Britain:  A groundbreaking report from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) on how Britain can be ‘Zero Carbon’ by 2030

One Million Climate Jobs: This report, from the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group sets out how decarbonising the UK economy would create one million jobs.

Green Economy Report:  Report by the United Nations Environment Programme setting out how investing 2% of global GDP could ensure a transition to a low-carbon economy, safeguard natural capital and improve wellbeing.  Climate change page

Climate Outreach and Information: An organisation that provides resources and training on communicating climate change effectively.

Working with local authorities:  Information based on Friends of the Earth’s Get Serious on CO2 campaign.

GreenpeaceClimate change isn’t inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still much more needs to be done.

Friends of the EarthStands for A beautiful world: We depend on the planet, so let’s keep it in good shape.  A good life: A healthy planet is one that works for people too.  A positive relationship with the environment: Acting together for the planet and everyone who lives on it.

Transition Derby: Looks positively and enthusiastically towards a future of steadily descending energy consumption.  A future in which we work collectively and value each other.

Derby City Council: Has developed a Climate Change Strategy to address the climate change impacts of our activities and has a commitment to reduce carbon emissions from our own estate and services, domestic properties, transport and industry.

Derby Carbon Initiative: A not-for-profit educational partnership :
“Accelerating the low-carbon economy with  pioneering leadership, practical knowledge and vocational skills for the 21st century. Creating the means to deliver new livelihoods for a new era through cross-sector insight and systemic thinking”.

Oxfam: Despite doing the least to cause it, poor people are experiencing the full force of climate change. Oxfam is working to reduce the impact of global warming – now and in the future.