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. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?
So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
The purpose of this article is to show both the things that are going bad and the ones that are going good in the climate fight. Well, in this article by the BBC you can find some of the small successes we've had in the past regarding just that:
1. Acid rains: in the 80s they were a huge problem, but after a coordinated international action the emission level of the substances that caused acid rains has dropped a lot
2. The Hozone hole: we're heard about this for sure, even at school, but what we may not know is that even in this case industries, policies and scientists have come together and the chemicals that do damage to the hozone have now been phased out
If you want to know more read here!
Despite the lockdown, this article by The Guardian shows that a study made by the UN says that in 2020 the levels of climate heating substances have hit record levels. For example, the CO2 concentration is now more than 50% higher than the levels before the Industrial Revolution. Or another example: the levels of methane have more than doubled sicne 1750. If you want to know more, click here. They're gonna have to WORK work at COP26...
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