Climate Change

Climate refers to the average weather experienced over a long period of time. This includes temperature, wind and rainfall patterns. The climate of the earth is not static and has changed many times in response to a variety of natural causes. The earth has warmed by 0.74 degrees over the last hundred years but around 0.4 degrees of this warming has occurred since the 1970’s, the majority of which is considered to be the result of human activity.

Climate change is possibly the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Higher global temperatures will bring changes in weather patterns, a rise in sea levels and an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. The main human influence on the global climate is increasing emissions of the key greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

Causes & Effects

Causes & Effects

The earth is naturally warmed by rays (radiation) from the sun, which pass through the earth’s…

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Carbon Reduction

Carbon Reduction

There are various ways in which we as individuals can reduce our carbon footprint. We can all lead happy…

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Organisations

Organisations

There are a number of websites you can visit for further information on sustainable refurbishment.

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