What can we do about it?
Would you like a way of getting active on climate change in your own neighbourhood?
Switch On to Climate Change (SOCC) offers workshops, resources and support and can also put you in touch with groups here in Scotland and all over the world who share your interests. If you’re interested in finding out more, do get in touch – we’ll be happy to help.
The media is full of stories about the problems of climate change, but they seldom contain any convincing information about what we can actually do about it.
Increasingly, communities are getting together to take action – either focusing on their local area, or campaigning on a national level.
Here is our guide to resources which can help turn concern into action:
- Why is community action important?
- What can we do about climate change?
- Ideas for action
- What Switch On to Climate Change can offer
- Increasing the impact of local action
- Taking action nationally
- Taking action internationally
The single greatest threat to the climate comes from burning coal. Coal-fired power is the most environmentally damaging means of generating electricity and is historically responsible for most of the CO2 in the air today – about half of all global carbon dioxide emissions. In carbon terms coal is the dirtiest fuel known to man.