Climate change publications

You can find many of our brochures, academic papers and reports on climate change and climate science here

Safe keeping

Safekeeping

Protect your world with our climate science and services.

Safe keeping Safe keeping (PDF, 5 MB)  (this is a large document and may take time to download)

COP16 - Evidence of climate change

COP16

Evidence - the state of the climate Evidence - the state of the climate (PDF, 1 MB)

Advance - improved science Advance - improved science (PDF, 1 MB)

Can we limit warming to 2ºC? Can we limit warming to 2ºC? (PDF, 412 kB)

Risks of dangerous climate change Risks of dangerous climate change (PDF, 821 kB)

Can we avoid dangerous impacts? Can we avoid dangerous impacts? (PDF, 701 kB)

COP15 Science - Driving our response to climate change

Cop 15

You can also download the COP15 'Science - Driving our response to climate change' brochure, as a series of individual PDF files.

Informing mitigation Informing mitigation (PDF, 3 MB)

Informing choices 1 — Mitigation Informing choices 1 - Mitigation (PDF, 2 MB)

Informing choices 2 — Adaptation Informing choices 2 - Adaptation (PDF, 2 MB)

COP14 Avoiding dangerous climate change

Cop 14

The latest results from the Met Office Hadley Centre add to the increasing evidence that early and rapid reductions in emissions are required to avoid significant impacts of climate change.

COP14 Avoiding dangerous climate change Avoiding dangerous climate change (PDF, 1 MB)

Make a difference to your climate with the Met Office

Together

The purpose of this guide is to set out what's really happening and how climate change will affect you.

Make a difference to your climate with the Met Office Make a difference to your climate with the Met Office (PDF, 3 MB)

Climate change fact sheets

A collection of fact sheets on key climate change issues.

Montage of fact sheets

Coastal flooding Coastal flooding (PDF, 318 kB)

Global equity and sustainable development Global equity and sustainable development (PDF, 198 kB)

Regional climate prediction Regional climate prediction (PRECIS) (PDF, 356 kB)

Quantifying risk Quantifying risk (PDF, 283 kB)

Seasonal prediction of water resources Seasonal prediction of water resources (PDF, 475 kB)

Updating baseline climate Updating baseline climate (PDF, 263 kB)

Longer term predictions of water resources Longer term predictions of water resources (PDF, 502 kB)

Informing Government policy into the future

Future Policy

Setting out the key scientific questions which will be addressed by the Met Office's Integrated Climate Programme. The programme underpins government policy and planning.

Informing Government policy into the future Informing Government policy into the future (PDF, 2 MB)

Technical notes

Access to the most recent Met Office Hadley Centre technical notes  plus links to our electronic archive.

Past publications

The following older documents are currently being moved to an electronic archive.

Climate change and the greenhouse effect (2005) (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Previous editions of our COP brochures

  • COP12 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
  • COP11 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
  • COP10 (PDF, 4.0 MB)
  • COP9 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
  • COP8 (PDF, 1.72 MB)
  • COP7 (PDF, 2.7 MB)
  • COP6 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
  • COP5 (PDF, 4.8 MB)
  • COP4 (PDF, 415 kB)
  • COP3 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

PRECIS publications

  • Generating high-resolution climate change scenarios handbook (2004) (PDF, 3.3 MB)
  • PRECIS 2002 update (PDF, 1047 kB)
  • PRECIS 2001 update (PDF, 1.93 MB)

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Last updated: 12 July 2012