About climate change

What is happening to the climate and work we are doing to adapt to climate change.

Climate change means the changing weather patterns and the increasing extreme weather events caused by a build-up of greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere.

The gas that affects the climate most is carbon dioxide, which is produced when coal, oil, gas or petrol are burned to generate electricity for heating or for transport.

How climate change could affect Aldershot and Farnborough

Government predictions suggest that by 2020, Aldershot and Farnborough could be affected by climate change in a number of ways, such as:

  • Summer water shortages
  • More flooding in winter
  • More frequent severe winters
  • Increased storm damage to property, roads and trees
  • Higher buildings insurance as claims increase
  • Loss of trees and plants to droughts and disease
  • Loss of native wildlife and arrival of new species
  • Road damage during hot, dry spells
  • Health and food safety problems during summer heat waves

How we are dealing with climate change

We take climate change very seriously, and we are dealing with it in two ways:

Rushmoor 'Climate change strategy'

We produce a Rushmoor 'Climate change strategy' to help us to be prepared to deal with changing weather and save energy.

Climate change strategy progress update - 2013 - 2018

We have produced an update to let you know about our progress so far and the work we have planned for the next few years.

 
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