Who are we?

We empower people to contribute to real, systemic climate solutions.

We believe education is the most powerful tool in the fight against climate change.

ClimateScience is a UK-based global charity led by hundreds of driven volunteers from 30 countries and a small team of staff. We aim to make learning engaging, accessible and reliable.

A charity organised like a startup.

August 2019

Two university students post educational climate cartoons on Instagram.

December 2019

Teachers use our Instagram content in classrooms. ClimateScience (now with 10 volunteers), begins working on courses.

2020

We're 100 volunteers, published most courses and our first children's book, have communities in 10 countries, and got funding from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's foundation.

2021

20,000 monthly web users, 100,000s across platforms. Conversations with governments. And much more!

260 contributors, 400 community leaders, 30 countries, 1 goal. Join now!

August 2019

Two university students post educational climate cartoons on Instagram.

December 2019

Teachers use our Instagram content in classrooms. ClimateScience (now with 10 volunteers), begins working on courses.

2020

We're 100 volunteers, published most courses and our first children's book, have communities in 10 countries, and got funding from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's foundation.

2021

20,000 monthly web users, 100,000s across platforms. Conversations with governments. And much more!

260 contributors, 400 community leaders, 30 countries, 1 goal. Join now!

Advised by

Renate Christ

Former Director at IPCC Secretariat

After decades of working in the field of environment, climate change and development at the scientific and policy level I retired recently from my post as Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I am particular interested in human rights, poverty alleviation and gender issues, as they relate to climate change and development.

David Addison

Working with others towards a safe and just Sapiezoic

Climate action, innovation, purpose and sustainability at Virgin. Co-founder: Carbon Removal Centre. Advisor & volunteer: several climate action & purpose-driven accelerators, awards, non-profits, and ventures. Passion for all the sciences - master of none.

Sophie Gallois

Former Deputy Exec. Director at Unicef UK

Sophie was Deputy Executive Director at Unicef UK. Before that, she was MD at the Gin Hub and global marketing director at Chivas Brothers. She launched a “Business as a Force for Good” campaign around the world, reaching over 10,000 social entrepreneurs.

Mariana Castano Cano

Comms at UNFCCC

Mariana is an international journalist and communications expert. After 20 years of experience in the media and the United Nations she founded 10 Billion Solutions to help organizations unleash the power of communications as a force for good.

Joanna Haigh

Climate Scientist

Atmospheric physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society. Formerly: Co-Director Grantham Institute on Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London, Head of Imperial College Physics Department, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Emily Shuckburgh

Climate Scientist, University of Cambridge

Experience: Director, Cambridge Zero; Associate Fellow, Centre for Science & Policy Cambridge; Reader at Environmental Data Science University of Cambridge; Fellow & Co-chair at Royal Meteorological Society; Advisor at UK Government.

Verena Winiwarter

Professor of Environmental History

Professor of Environmental History, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Member of Academia Europea, Chairperson of the Commission of Interdisciplinary Ecologcal Studies. Researching toxic legacy sites.

Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford

Experience: Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford; Senior Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development; Senior Fellow of the Oxford Martin School. Founder & Director of Nature-based Solutions Initiative.

Our partners

Our founders

Eric Steinberger

CEO & Co-Founder

Eric has worked at MIT, Facebook AI, TU Vienna, and Luxembourg University – all before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge.

This was possible because of free online education. When he was 14, he started studying Physics and Computer Science through MIT's 'Open CourseWare' program, and other online material.

Consequently, Eric understands the impact online education can have and wants to use this to help the next generation of brilliant climate enthusiasts learn what they need to know in order to solve the world's biggest problems.

Beyond work, Eric enjoys hiking, rock music, and animated movies.

Isabel Key

Co-Founder (former content lead)

Isabel has always loved communicating science through art and design. She graduated from Natural Sciences with a specialisation in zoology at the University of Cambridge.

After that, she started working as a research assistant at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) at the University of Oxford, where she conducts research into climate change adaptation, forests, and ecosystems.

Isabel regularly supports charities and environmental initiatives with her artwork that illustrates scientific topics she discovered through her degree at Cambridge and through her volunteering with various research and conservation programs in an engaging yet cute way.

Isabel now focuses on academic research on Nature-based solutions at the University of Oxford.