A climate emergency

Hart councillors have declared a climate emergency for the district

The declaration of a climate emergency for Hart, at full Council meeting on 29 April 2021, recognised climate change as the most serious environmental challenge facing us in the 21st century.

The global climate crisis threatens people, animals and habitats worldwide. The impacts already include:

  • intense droughts
  • water shortages
  • severe wildfires
  • rising sea levels
  • flooding
  • melting polar ice
  • catastrophic storms
  • declining biodiversity

Human activities are the main cause of climate change, in particular by burning of coal, oil, gas and other fossil fuels.

We all have a responsibility to reduce the effect of climate change and now is the time to act. Collectively, we can make a difference and do our part in reducing our carbon consumption to save our planet.