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?
GOOD NEWSWe often wonder about what we can do for the environment in our lives and even though we feel a bit useless sometimes, every effort counts. At Teen Parade we talked about what's the right way to give information about the climate crisis, and the English newspaper the Guardian in 2019 made their "Guardian Climate pledge" and they declared they wanted to work to have a leading role in reporting on the environmental catastrophe. On their website there's a section dedicated to the climate crisis, to the environment and pollution.
And again the Guardian raised the bar for everybody, because c'mon what more could a newspaper do to be more sustainable? Well, for example banning all advertising from fossil fuel firms. The Guardian also said that they want to become carbon-neutral by 2030. It looks like it's not that much of a big deal, but the money they receive from advertising are the 40% of their income, and giving up a part of that is really important for a newspaper.
It's officially February, and as all of us heard, the UK is officially out of the European Union. Besides not being able to travel with the identity card only (not before 2021 though) in trips to London, this means that all the accords (of any kind) that were made when the UK was in the EU, now have to be renegotiated. Also the ones taken to protect the environment.
And now, without the laws that were valid for the UK too (since it was in the EU), there's a gap. And this could put at risk English wildlife. Here you can read in details.