Since early humans first moved out of Africa, the world’s climate has had a continual impact on our history. Now, the climate itself is being shaped by civilisation.
This free online course from the University of Reading will take you on this fascinating journey through time. Over five weeks, we’ll explore how climate shapes the way we live, the food we eat, the water we drink and the cities we live in.
From the fundamental science of the atmosphere to the social, economic and political consequences of climate change, our expert archaeologists, scientists, geographers and engineers will guide you.
We’ll start with an overview of the climatic system, how it’s changed over time and how it’s predicted to change in future. Then, we’ll focus on the impact of climate change on our lives. Finally, we’ll take a look at policy - why it’s needed, what’s been done and what’s next.
Together, we’ll find out what climate change means for you and the part we play in the climate of the future. Looking back, we’ll see examples of inspiring innovation and resilience, and ask: can our ingenuity see us through the challenges that lie ahead?
A major five year programme offering 15 interdisciplinary doctoral scholarships in climate justice.
How atmosphere-ocean interactions in the Bay of Bengal affect monsoon rainfall across South Asia.
DREAM aims to determine the drivers of variability in the East Asian hydrological cycle.
This pilot project was set-up with the aim of developing a Learning Framework for GloFAS flood forecast users.
The workshop looks to explore ways of understanding and evaluating the everyday practices of climate change cultures
Rainwatch platform generates rainfall data in real time, tracking the seasonal attributes important to food production.
Investigating the science of extreme event attribution and its relevance for policy in an African context
CAULDRON is a participatory game to engage with stakeholders on issues around extreme event attribution
A new sustainable approach to manage climate risks and increase resilience for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
HyCRISTAL is tackling current uncertainties which exist around climate change projections for the East African region.
Explaining Timescales Associated with Jet Stream Variability
Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law symposium - 29 June to 1 July 2017, at the University of Reading
ERADACS seeks to enhance resilience to drought using forecasts of soil moisture communicated in a meaningful manner.
Consider how the food we grow, buy, eat and throw away relates to the global issue of food security,.
Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond.
How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture?
BRAVE aims to better quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies.
TAMSAT provides gauge-calibrated satellite-based rainfall estimates for all of Africa in near real time.
DACCIWA aims to quantify the influence of human-caused and natural emissions on air quality, clouds and rainfall.
People Centered Climate Services in the Sahel seeks to provide technical assistance to improve good quality climate info
Flooding From Intense Rainfall aims to reduce risks of damage and loss of life caused by surface water and flash floods.
Exploring how countries in Africa can benefit from green growth and investment in sustainable technologies.
Focuses on indicators of ‘good density’ in urban development.