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?
Let's talk about animal extinction: the last surviving population of mountain hares
may disappear in England due to global warming.
The area of Peak District
where they are now would be perfect to be their habitat, because it's at a high altitude and it's colder. But with global warming this may change.
Also the lack of snow would make it difficult for them to camouflage
, and this could endanger them.
Okay so we all know that fossil fuels have been insanely important for US economy for more than a century. But it looks like Joe Biden
, the new president, has as his top priority to tackle the climate crisis
, and he has expressed that firstly by rejoining the Paris climate accord and also by taking very important measures to stop the construction of a 2000km oil pipeline.
Biden also ordered the Pentagon to make climate change an issue of national security
, and he's completely changing the government approach to the crisis.
The man in his administration who's in charge of making his climate plans come true, John Kerry, said "If we're going to invest new money, let's invest it in clean energy, invest it in clean jobs, invest it in those technologies and other things that will build the future, rather than simply being the prisoners of the past."
Illustrations by Gabriela