Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?
So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
As you know, today is the last day of COP25, and some good news is coming from Madrid.
First of all, Greta Thunberg spoke in front of UN, and she gave a speech that was a bit different from the others she made. This time she really wanted people (media) to focus and remember the scientific data that she always states, as opposed to the slogans like "I want you to panic" or "How dare you?". And she ended everything with a small light at the end of the tunnel. She said "Well, I am telling you: there is hope, I have seen it. But it does not come from the governments or corporations. It comes from the poeple."
The UN too spoke about this, and they said that the main thing to do is to put children at the center of tackling the crisis. That's a good start.
Also, last week we called our friend Elijah, who's an English climate activist who has been in Madrid this week to attend to the COP25, so if you want to know what happened there last friday, here's the episode!
As climate issues are being discussed in Madrid, the main problems remain and climate change is not being stopped. Specifically, a study shows how a quarter of the population is at risk of water supply problems. Things such as mountain glaciers, alpine lakes and rivers are called water towers, for their role of natural water storage to sustain environmental and human water demand. The decline of these water towers due to climate change could affect 1.9 billion people and half of the world's biodiversity.
And this is happening everywhere, in Europe and United States as well.