Global warming is the defining issue of our time, with significant and serious impacts already felt here in the UK and around the world.

To find out more about the impacts and how to protect your home and loved ones from the worst of climate change, such as floods and overheating, then please read on.

It's relatively easy to prevent climate change from getting far worse. The solutions are switching to clean energy and a low-carbon lifestyle. However, this window of opportunity is for a limited period before the damage is too great to repair hence, the need to slash pollution.

People sitting on the shoreline

And how can these plans help you assess the risk from climate change of living by or relocating to the coast?

Onshore wind farm

As a small island situated between the Atlantic and the North Sea, the UK has lots of natural wind. Not just a plentiful resource, energy from the wind is green, clean – and cheap.

Traffic on a UK motorway

“It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, oceans and land” - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 6th Assessment Report, 2021

Tall tree

As a complex problem, the climate crisis will require many solutions. While there is no silver bullet, it is widely accepted that stopping burning fossil fuels is the number one priority. However, planting lots more trees is essential.

Global warming

What is this new IPCC report?

We are at the most critical moment in human history. Billions of people around the world – including in the UK –  are already suffering because of the climate crisis and many of its impacts are already ‘irreversible’. We have a short window in which to tackle the worst of it.

Crew installing solar panels

How small and medium-sized businesses can cut their greenhouse gas emissions

The climate fight isn’t just about focusing on the bad stuff – good news stories help us have hope that we can keep warming below 2°C

How can you find a career that tackles climate change?

A few hours’ learning will help you tackle the biggest issue of our time – our changing planet

Scientists have issued a ‘code red’ for humanity.

The booming virtual currency is having a serious impact on the real world.

There are much more climate-friendly alternatives to help your garden grow.

Sand dunes will be an important line of defence against rising sea levels, so they need to be protected.

Hidden treasure, underwater waterfalls, spooky sounds and a whole lot of life – the ocean is a thriving wonderland.

The key lessons that will help us better mitigate climate change

The top websites breaking down the big business of climate change in a child-friendly way.

From hosepipe bans to an increased cost of living, climate change will affect everyday life in many different ways.

Pandemic restrictions due to Covid-19 have had a direct benefit on the environment, but for how long?

Forests are critical for the health of both people and planet – here’s how you can do your bit to look after them.

Everything you need to know about the most important global climate change summit ever.

 A warmer climate means warmer seas, and that has a devastating impact on people and the planet.

A lack of food and water, disrupted habitats and increased disease are just some of the consequences of climate change for wildlife.

Fighting the good fight for the planet isn’t just about focusing on the bad stuff – celebrating and reflecting on successes is vital for our wellbeing.

Climate Assembly UK’s new report illustrates what regular people think about how to combat climate change from the way we travel to what we eat.

A new book might have you thinking twice before sending that pointless email.

The companies that thought they could get away with misleading environmental claims and many that still do.

Last year set a number of new climate records – and it’s no cause for celebration.

Can we pay our way out of climate change?

Climate change is one of the biggest crises facing humanity. This is what’s causing it.

Your at-a-glance guide to the key players tackling the climate crisis in the UK.

Don’t let worrying about climate change damage your health.

Make a difference with even the most minimal effort.

Want to make a difference to climate change? Our handy infographic is full of great ideas to get you started.

Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, and they need to be protected.

It’s not all been doom and gloom.

If the climate emergency matters to you, raise your voice and lower your carbon footprint

Ozone hole

Repairing the ozone hole - the environmental success story that gives hope for climate change

Palm oil Orangutan

Palm oil may well be one of the most problematic ingredients in the supermarket – so why is it so popular?

School strike group

Friday 20th September 2019 will see more than 100 climate strikes taking place around the UK, urging the government to take action on climate change. Here’s how to get involved.

What are UK councils doing to tackle climate change?

While some are dragging their heels, other councils are really pushing for drastic change.

Talking to your kids about climate change

The next generation will face massive environmental challenges through no fault of their own, but how can we prepare kids for climate change without scaring them?

Amazon rainforest on fire

Here’s what you need to know about the fires raging through Brazil.

A baffling array of plastics in the supermarket aisle.

Find out how your favourite supermarket fares when it comes to problematic plastic packaging.

Why we all need to prepare for floods and droughts here in the UK

When you’re looking out at heavy rain, it’s difficult to imagine drought as an issue in the UK. So the statistic that there is less fresh water per person in the South East of England than there is per person in Morocco is quite shocking.

At One Home we absolutely believe in the power and resources of individual people to tackle climate change and help secure a better future for our children. So who better to ask for recommendations on good reads on the issue than our brilliant One Home community?

Businesses CAN go green and still be successful. And now’s the time for businesses to lead the way in cutting their carbon footprint and getting the UK to Net Zero emissions before 2050. Vicky Murray has been Sustainability Manager at Pukka Herbs for two years. Here she describes Pukka’s journey to reducing its carbon, and gives her top tips on setting carbon targets.

Great news hit the headlines when our new YouGov poll showed a record number of Brits want to take action on climate change. Even more impressively, we’re willing to pay more taxes to see that happen. But that's not the only bit of good news.

We have just 11 years for governments, businesses and communities to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a massive 45%. Yet in 2018, global carbon emissions increased by 2.7%. Here in the UK, greenhouse gas emission reductions stalled in many areas including the business sector. There is no avoiding this issue. We have to ramp up climate action drastically to stay within safe levels of warming. So, is your business ready for the changing climate?

Cara standing in floodwater in the Somerset Levels

Cara Naden works for Zero Carbon World. An environmentalist with a passion for “clean air, healthy homes, circular economy & nature”, here she explains what it’s like living with the devastating effects of climate change.

Newspaper board - Students strike over climate change

"Is climate change real?"

Recently I was asked this question. It seems strange that people are still asking this when we see evidence of it all around us.

Flooded town

The very real cost of floods

Flooding events such as those in Winter 2015/16, have challenged all aspects of industry.

UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake

The Global Climate Action Summit took place in San Francisco in September. 

Neil Thorns

Director of Advocacy and Communications at CAFOD and Chair of the Climate Coalition which has 120 organisations with 15 million members.

Fossil Fuels Cause Global Warming: Renewables are Crucial

Global Warming is not cool. In fact it’s the very opposite of cool. The impacts and challenges of global warming are unprecedented.

The Many Benefits of Community Renewable Energy Schemes

It is difficult to believe that in 2018, hundreds of thousands of households must choose between spending money on heating or eating.

Impacts of Climate Change in the UK

The Impacts of Climate Change are already being felt around the world but also right here in the UK.

Check if your home or business is at risk from floods

Stop! Floods

Is my house at risk of flooding? With one in six homes at risk, yours may well be. Find out if you are and what you can do about it. 

How to make your home or business resilient to floods

In this article we describe how best to stop your home from flooding and measures to make your home more resilient should it flood in the future.


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