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What is climate change ...
The general consensus among scientists is that human activity is contributing to climate change. Human activities like burning coal, oil and gas, have led to an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, causing an enhanced greenhouse effect and additional warming.
The greenhouse effect is the natural process of the atmosphere letting in some of the energy we receive from the sun and stopping it being transmitted back out into space. This makes the earth warm enough for life.
For several thousands of years, levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere have been delicately balanced. Without these gasses, the earth wouldn't be warm enough to survive. The problem now is that human influence has now upset that balance and, as a result, we are seeing climate change.
It is predicted by the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) that in the future we will experience:
In Staffordshire, this could have positive effects on aspects such as tourism and crop growth, however, importantly this could also potentially have serious consequences on residents through severe weather episodes, such as increased flooding.
There are simple things that we can all do to help the environment and combat the effects of climate change.
What East Staffordshire Borough Council Are Doing - Use this link to find out exactly what ESBC are doing
What You Can Do - Ideas that you can take forward to combat climate change - including free and low cost measures
What Others Are Doing - Use these pages to find inspiration, based on what others communities and individuals are up to
Children's Zone - Use this link to find easy to understand information, climate change games, and useful reference materials for teachers
Contact Us - use this link to contact the climate change team, with ideas you may have, suggestions, questions or if you would like to be a case study
For further information, please check out the County Council Climate Change pages here. Our County, Our Climate, Our Choice,OC3 and also the government pages at Act On CO2
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Lasty, please feel free to visit our Eco - display home. The Exemplar Property. This is a show home to energy efficiency and you are more than welcome to visit.