Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet. But what does that mean and what can we do about it?
Get an introduction to climate change and find out what the Science and Industry Museum and Science Museum Group are doing to become more sustainable.
What is climate change and why does it matter?
Physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski explains where climate change comes from in this video, produced as part of Planet North.
Sustainability and the Science Museum Group
From solar farms to special exhibitions, find out more about the Science Museum Group's journey to decarbonisation and how our group of museums are engaging audiences with climate science.
Recent climate change stories and blog posts
Manchester’s smoke nuisance: air pollution in the industrial city
Industrialisation in 19th-century Manchester polluted the city and caused massive health problems for its inhabitants. Can the environmental challenges of the first industrial city offer insight as we face the current climate crisis?
A vision for a carbon-neutral Greater Manchester
To mark the start of Manchester Science Festival’s programme on climate and ideas for a better world, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham reflects on how Greater Manchester’s vision of becoming carbon-neutral by 2038 will also mean the city is primed to influence future progress and lead the next Industrial Revolution, through a zero-carbon economy.
Coronavirus: the climate connection
The pandemic has led to the steepest slowdown in human activity since the Second World War. Science Director, Roger Highfield, asks what this means for climate change.
Setting out our approach to the century's defining challenge
Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group, Sir Ian Blatchford, sets out our approach to climate change as we publish our sustainability policy.
Special Exhibitions Gallery: quietly sustainable
As the Special Exhibitions Gallery at the museum nears completion, Project Director Anna Hesketh explains how the project's real beauty lies in the power of combining the original and the modern to pave the way for a sustainable gallery of the future.
Visit our new online exhibition to find out how STEM Ambassadors are spreading the word and sharing their enthusiasm for climate science with young people.
Tips and advice
As well as exploring our changing climate and ideas for a better world through our programme of special events and talks, follow us on social media for tips on how you can help combat climate change in your day-to-day life. Please send in any suggestions or questions you have too—we'd love to hear from you!