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Cheltenham Borough Council

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… or individual’s activity by participating in schemes designed to make equivalent reductions of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is suggested that CO2 has the same impact on the climate no matter where it is emitted and, therefore, it is considered that a tonne of CO2 absorbed from the atmosphere in one part of the world, through carbon capture or tree planting, for example, can cancel out a tonne of CO2 emitted…

… and elsewhere. In the last 100 years, the earth’s average temperature has increased faster than previously seen – this is known as global warming or global heating. This heating of the planet is causing our global and local climates to change and is therefore putting our ecosystems6 at risk, which may no longer be able to support our current way of life, or those plants and animals that live among us…

… if you would like to know more: 6 An ecosystem is where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscapes, work together to form a sphere of life. 7 8 3.2 Climate implications for Cheltenham At a local level…


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