Climate and Nature

It is realised that while Covid-19 has shaken us all, threats posed by global warming and the crises affecting nature have not gone away. 

Major scientific reports show that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. Reports warn of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, described as a “code red for humanity”.

Studies also show alarming news about the state of nature – with Britain becoming one of the most nature-depleted countries in the whole world. This has worrying implications for food, water, clean air and more: upon which we all depend. 

Initiatives to address these threats have been launched by the Parish Council and, although inevitably delayed by Covid restrictions, significant progress was made during 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 – with more envisaged for 2024 and beyond. 

Groups of volunteers have joined with parish councillors to explore ideas for local actions.

The separate web-pages devoted to Climate Change and to Nature provide more details.

More support, new faces and fresh blood will always be needed for this sort of activity in the parish and it is hoped that the community will rise to these challenges. Please contact Petra Norris, Parish Clerk, via 07943 536065 or buritonparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk, to let her know if you might be interested in joining the groups or helping with ideas, activities or actions.

The Parish Council has also produced a charter to ensure that its own activities consider climate change and nature - and to encourage others to act appropriately. Details can be found here.