Climate change reading (and watching)

We’re putting together a list of some good reading and inspiring talks about climate change which we’ll be updating on a regular basis.

Climate change and coronavirus

Destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis is hurting humanity, with Covid-19 a ‘clear warning shot’, say experts.

How we can use crises to create change long read from the Guardian.

The effect that Covid-19 has had on the oil and coal industries and what this could mean for climate change

The links between Cover-19 and climate change – an opinion piece in Al-Jazeera.

How air pollution is linked to higher death rates of Covid-19. And some nice graphics on the impact of COVID-19 on pollution from CNN in this video.

How Covid-19 could lead to a long term cut down in commercial flights.

A longer read from BBC Future – are we witnessing the death of the car?

Climate science

A very brief summary of the influential Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) report on consequences of a 1.5 and 2 degree temperature rise.

A more detailed summary of the report.

Exploring the link between education and carbon emissions reduction.

An interesting article about a new enzyme that decomposes plastic bottles.

Local climate change issues

London’s plan’s for temporary infrastructure to facilitate walking and cycling post-lockdown

An overview of the challenges London is facing to reach net zero.

Find out how Haringey is doing on recycling compared to other London boroughs.