Where are you at on climate change? Are you, like many, confused about the issue and not sure what to believe, given all the media stories?
Is climate change something we humans have put in motion or is it mostly due to the natural variability of the Earth's and the Sun's internal processes?
If you want to feel more empowered, if you want to learn more about the basic science of how our climate operates, what the major climate theories are – at both ends of the debate spectrum – then Our Climate is for you!
It is the most comprehensive, fun and informative climate education resource available for the Apple® iOS platform, supporting both iPhone® and iPod Touch® devices.
It shines a light into the sometimes difficult-to-understand world of climate science and climate change.
It offers a balanced, skeptical point of view on the current state of climate science, since after all, science is supposed to be about a skeptical search for the underlying truth in how nature behaves!
Right on the home page we provide a series of activities and topics to ease you into the deeper material:
- A fun climate quiz, where the answers aren't quite as obvious as you think
- A global climate poll on key attitudes to global warming
- Handy short-cuts to the major climate topics and graphs
These resources might help you in your own climate debates with friends when you are out and about.
Delving deeper into this application you will find a comprehensive reference source that provides:
- An overview of the key climate change issues
- A high-level guide to the essential science of climate
- In-depth guides to the latest climate theories
- Coverage of the most common climate change myths
As well, we have included coverage of official datasets that highlight climate trends in:
- the Atmosphere
- the Earth's surface
- the Oceans, and
- the Sun
Alongside this, we provide a climate news-feed, to enable you to quick access key news stories in mainstream media and key climate blogs.
A significant amount of the information presented in this application is based on papers that have been released quite recently. This ensures you are presented with some of the very latest scientific thinking and perspectives on our climate.
A number of the world's most well-known climate scientists, as well as key commentators from the climate blogosphere, have participated in the review process for this application. They are acknowledged as appropriate throughout the app in the relevant content sections.
We hope you enjoy the material and most importantly that it helps you develop your own context and point of view on where climate change and climate science is at currently.