What is climate change?
Climate change is when traditional weather patterns change significantly. Climate
change can make the planet warm up as well as cool down and can change the environment
The main problem with climate change is that the delicate systems which make up
the planet's ecosystems cannot adapt quickly to major changes in the weather.
Significant warming and droughts can dry out the soil in which farmers plant their
crops. This could affect planting and harvesting and make it harder to produce good
quality crops in high numbers. Increased rainfall caused by warmer air can result
in soil being easily displaced and this could result in mudslides. If a mudslide
was to happen near major transport links, roads and rail services could be severely
What is Falkirk Council doing about climate change?
The Sustainable Development & Climate Change Strategy 2012 – 2017 sets out how we,
as a council are tackling climate change:
- Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategy 2012-2017
We will tackle climate change by partnering local community groups, community planning
partners and the private sector. Together we will carry out 100 actions as described
in the Sustainable Development & Climate Change Action Plan 2013-15:
- Sustainable Development and Climate Change Action Plan 2013-15
Our progress on the plan will be published each year.