Human activities, such as the combustion of fossil fuels for electricity generation, and transport, and changes in land use, are increasing the levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. This is resulting in the warming of the earth’s surface temperature, commonly known as climate change. With a continuing rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the subsequent global warming, extreme weather events will increase and greater variability in weather patterns will result in different effects from region to region.
Council has undertaken a number of programs to address climate change, including the preparation of the Blacktown Climate Change Action and Adaptation Plan which outlines actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from both Council and the community as well as reduce the risks and adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change in the long term.
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