Let's balance out

Deadlines and possibilities
Published by Charlie on 2020-03-12
It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

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?

Lately we are used to deadlines about what we have to do to prevent the climate crisis. We have to do something by 2021, something else by 2030 and even further, something by 2050.

But the truth is, there is no deadline. Everything we do has to pass the climate test. Whatever action we decide to do we have to ask ourselves whether it will cut emissions or not. For sure deadlines help us focus our efforts, but nobody says that once we meet them we can do whatever we want again. The only way to tackle the climate crisis is to focus on doing what's better for the planet, everyday.

As we reported last time, there's one good thing coming out of the Coronavirus outbreak. Not only to showed how can politicians and leaders act fast on an emergency, but it may also cut down the global CO2 emission rate. Nobody is moving, flights are being cancelled, events connected with the fossil fuel industry are too. The planet could benefit from this situation because the world has stopped, but can it stay that way after the emergency is gone?
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