The carbon clock is ticking

How much time remains until the Earth’s CO2 budget is used up? Click on the buttons in the picture above (source – Mercator Research Institute) to see the different estimates for how long we have left to avoid 1.5 deg C or 2 deg C of warming. Results will be displayed.


Welcome to GlosCAN.org, the website of Gloucestershire Climate Action Network. You can follow us on Twitter: @GlosCAN

Please help in campaigning for action on climate change in Gloucestershire by reading our Starting Points and Aims and signing up as a Supporter. Being a Supporter costs nothing and enables you to be on our mailing list if you wish.

GlosCAN is a member of the Climate Coalition.

Read our page of National and international press articles on climate change, including letter to The Guardian 26 August: ‘Climate change is real. We must not offer credibility to those who deny it. – If ‘balance’ means giving voice to those who deny the reality of human-triggered climate change, we will not take part in the debate, say Jonathan Porritt, Caroline Lucas, Clive Lewis and 57 other writers, politicians and academics’. Four of the signatories are Supporters of GlosCAN.

Summer 2018: extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist– Exclusive: Prof Michael Mann declares the impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’. Heatwave made more than twice as likely by climate change, scientists find. See Guardian front page 28 July 2018.

Read our articles and letters in  local media on climate change.

You can help publicise GlosCAN  by downloading our GlosCAN leaflet . Please also consider making a donation, if you can, towards the costs of hosting expenses for this website, paying for venues for meetings and printing leaflets (although these costs are very modest and kept to a minimum).


Judicial review against the UK government on climate – by Plan B + 11

Update 26 July – Grounds of Appeal filed. See page in our Current and Planned Actions section.


Forthcoming events:

(See our Forthcoming Events page.)



Recent events:

(See also our Recent Events page.)

Friday 17 August, Meeting with David Drew MP

Seven GlosCAN Supporters had a lively one-hour meeting with David Drew (MP for Stroud, Labour) on Friday 17 August (more…)


Sat 7 July, High Street, Stroud – GlosCAN stall


‘Show the Love’ Climate Coalition campaign February 2018

See the film: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love/

Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)

actions and developments


Helping people with reducing their carbon footprint

Community Carbon Reduction Programme – see our page How can I help?

Current Focus

Our current focus is on engaging with local MPs, MEPs and councillors on climate change policies.





Quote from The Times: Public ‘unaware of enormous scale of action needed…’

‘The public was unaware of the enormous scale of action that was needed to tackle the threat to the world’s climate, Sir Ian Lloyd (Havant, Conservative), chairman of the select committee on energy, told MPs. Speaking in a Commons debate on world climate change and his committee’s report on the greenhouse effect, he said that keeping man’s tenancy on Earth might require a worldwide programme by which all previous endeavours, even in war and in putting a man on the moon, “will pale into insignificance.”’ The Times, 10 Nov 1989.

Quoted in Autogeddon by Heathcote Williams, 1991


Website header photo: Standish Woods, Gloucestershire, by Philip Booth

CO2 budget graphic at top of page: Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)