Climate news may get you down but there’s something to remember. We slowed down the effects of climate change once before and we can do it again. The move to stop using CFCs to save the ozone just didn’t help us not die a crispy death, it slowed down global warming.
There are still some places that allow CFCs, which are really strong chemicals that wreck the ozone, but most countries have banned them. This ban allowed the ozone to heal and stop it from being damaged further. When scientists looked at what would have happened to the planet if we did not stop their use, well, things would have been much hotter around here.
So if you’re thinking that this whole climate ordeal is just too much, that we’ll never be able to make a real difference, remember that we did once before. People and countries banded together to put a stop to something that was killing the planet and we can do it again.