A Level data skills: deforestation and weather

In a paper that came out in the journal Nature Communications, Self-amplified Amazon forest loss due to vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks, scientists revealed that deforestation can intensify droughts, compounding climate change linked changes in rainfall patterns. Using data collected by scientists in the School of Earth and the Environment at the University of Leeds, we have created…

3D print the Central England Temperature Record

The CREATE Education Project, specialists in 3D printing, and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), the leading independent expert in weather and climate, have released their 3D Printing the Weather Project. This fully resourced project teaches students about extreme weather and climate change, through the process of creating 3D models that represent 10 years of temperature…

Climate Negotiations Resource Updated

We have spent the summer updating our award winning Climate Negotiations resource in preparation for the build up to COP26. Key changes include: – We’ve updated all the data and figures – We’ve reviewed all the ‘market place’ resources for the section in which students collect information about climate science, climate justice and adaptation and…

Weather, Climate and Covid-19

Sylvia Knight, Head of Education at the Royal Meteorological Society, recently recorded a podcast for the Royal Geographical Society with IGB, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the weather and climate across the world. You can access the podcast here. Further reading: Coronavirus will impact the atmospheric CO2 record – but not enough to…

FutureLearn Schools

Our weather and climate CPD course for geography teachers, Come Rain or Shine, which is also suitable for students aged 15+, starts a new run today. Excitingly, this course is included in FutureLearn schools, which means that schools can register for free unlimited access and completion certificates. FutureLearn is offering school students aged 13+ free…

Arctic Maritime Air

Over the weekend, we saw Arctic Maritime air descend over the UK, with temperatures dropping by around 10C. The following snapshot from http://earth.nullschool.net from the morning of Monday 11th May, shows winds blowing clockwise around a High pressure area to the northwest of the UK. This means a northerly air flow over much of the…

Online Weather and Climate Course for Teachers, Trainee Teachers and A Level students

The Royal Meteorological Society would like to draw your attention to the fact that, following requests from secondary geography PGCE course tutors, we have brought forward the start of Come Rain or Shine, our free online weather and climate subject knowledge course for secondary geography teachers (and A level students). Drawing on materials developed over…