Climate Change is one of our main areas of concern. GFFOE are actively supporting the work of our local councils in the need to reduce carbon emissions and build resilience. GFFOE have a representative on the Gosport Climate Change Partnership and we attend meetings and make regular deputations to the Fareham Borough Council Climate Change Scrutiny Panel.
We also have a representative on the Hampshire County Council Expert Stakeholder Forum on Climate Change
We actively support the work of the South East Climate Alliance ( SECA) SECA on Facebook
and the Hampshire Climate Action Network ( HCAN) : HCAN on Facebook
As part of our activities during COP26 we did a ‘panto on the beach’ and also supported the climate march in Portsmouth:
The ‘climate stripes’ graphic was made at Reading by climate scientist Professor Ed Hawkins: Annual temperatures in central England from 1772-2017:
The graphic, first produced in 2017, uses a coloured stripe to represent the global average temperature for each year since 1850, with blue for cooler temperatures and red for hotter years.
The thick band of deep red stripes that appear towards the right end of the graphic are a stark visual representation of how human action has heated the climate over time. The colour scale goes from 7.6°C (dark blue) to 10.8°C (dark red).