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Climate change affects all of us - and we can all be part of the solution.
Climate refers to the average weather experienced over a long period. 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°C over the last hundred years. Around 0.4°C of this warming has occurred since the 1970s.
The South East is forecast to experience some of the most severe impacts because of climate change of any English region over the coming century. Over the next 80 years it is predicted that for the South East there will be an increase in average annual temperatures of between 2.0-2.5°C and 4.0 - 4.50 C and decreases in annual average rainfall of 0 - 10%. We can expect a changing pattern of more extreme weather with floods, and droughts becoming 'normal'.
We must all reduce activities that encourage the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
To help with this, the 11 districts of Surrey (including Surrey Heath) and Surrey County Council have adopted a joint Surrey Climate Change Strategy.
This strategy, through individual action plans, seeks to meet the requirements of the Climate Change Act 2008 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.