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?
Scientists of the UK Met (the office for weather forecast in the UK) have said that 2021 is going to be a little cooler than previous years, but it's still going to be in the top six warmest years. Research shows that it will be 1C warmer than pre-industrial era.
The fact that it's going to be a little bit cooler than before is because of La Niña event in the tropical Pacific. It happens when winds blow the warm surface of the Pacific towards the Philippines. It is expected to reduce sea-surface temperatures by 1-2C and will likely do enough to prevent 2021 from setting a new high mark.
This news is from BBC News, you can read the full article here!
A lot of artists, musicians, actors and sport stars have joined forces with businesses and environmental groups and they hope that, by doing so, they will get more people to ditch meat, fish and dairy in 2021.
A lot of them have signed a letter for people to change their diet during January, in what they call "Veganuary".
Global meat sales have begun to decline in 2019, but lockdown has fuelled a boom in meat consumption.
The letter says: "Animal agriculture is responsible for an estimated 14.5% of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions."
This news is from The Guardian, you can read the full article here!
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