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London Borough of Hillingdon

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… for heating and hot water and this use needs to be reduced. Over the lifetime of this strategy, we will replace and upgrade these heating systems with more efficient, low carbon and renewable power alternatives. In addition, some fleet vehicles will require diesel fuel until a viable electrical replacement can be found. Any remaining fossil fuel use will be incorporate into the carbon offset programme…

…. 1. Introduction 1.1. What is Climate Change? 1.1.1. The world’s climate is changing due to increased levels of gases such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. These 'greenhouse' gases occur naturally in the atmosphere, trapping heat that comes from the sun like the glass in a greenhouse. The 'greenhouse effect' is a natural occurrence and without it the Earth would be over 30 degrees cooler…

… and uninhabitable. 1.1.2. However, due to human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) and deforestation, concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are rising and making the natural greenhouse effect more pronounced, trapping more of the sun’s heat and resulting in a rise in the earth’s temperature. 18 80 18 84 18 88 18 92 18 96 19 00 19 04 19 08 19 12 19 16…

… and those with underlying illnesses are more at risk and the numbers will increase with an ageing population as temperatures increase. Heat related deaths may increase from 2,000 to 7,000 per year by the mid-2050s. Milder winters will reduce cold-related deaths by an estimated 2%. This is likely to marginally reduce the total numbers of temperature related deaths overall, because there are so many…

… more cold-related than heat-related deaths in the UK. Hot weather is also known to increase aggressive and violent behaviour. There may be an increase in frequency of episodes of high air pollution caused by weather patterns such as heatwaves. There is evidence that pollen releases may increase, affecting hay fever symptoms. Higher temperatures will increase the suitability of the UK’s climate…

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