Energy and Climate Change

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Our Changing Climate  Recycling M

There is no debate, the climate is changing with more extreme weather events like floods, storms and droughts. Even in Eastleigh we can see the evidence.

The grass is growing earlier and for longer and rain comes in more concentrated periods. The recent winter was unusually wet causing numerous roads to be closed at different times and a landslip in 2014 shut the Eastleigh to Fareham railway line. But even this disruption is nothing compared with other global events.

The cause is human related activities since the industrial revolution, fuelled by cheap energy that released large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These form a blanket around the earth trapping the suns energy, normally dissipated back into space and causing the temperature of the earth to rise and our climate to change.

In the Energy & Climate Change section you can find out how the Council is working towards sustainability and below we have other ways the Council promotes sustainability.

To find out more, contact Giles Gooding on 023 8068 8274, email giles.gooding@eastleigh.gov.uk, Twitter @EcoEastleigh