It’s giving optimism.
From reports of rising temperatures to increased natural disasters, climate news sometimes comes off as all doom and gloom. The world is heading to an apocalypse and all of our efforts to stop it are futile, right?
I won’t lie: We have a long way to go in solving climate change and its underlying causes, like colonialism and capitalism. But with any major social movement like this, you need to learn how to identify the small wins as they come. Otherwise, you’ll burn the fuck out.
The small wins are out there, though! Don’t believe me? Check out this running list of good climate news that showcases the world is far from being a lost cause.
4. California is building the world’s largest wildlife bridge.
In another win for California, the state will break ground on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing on Earth Day 2022.
The massive corridor will run across ten lanes of Route 101 in Agoura Hills, near Los Angeles. With its construction, it will help safely support the many animals that live in and near the Santa Monica Mountains.
5. The Biden administration restored some environmental regulations.
I wouldn’t call President Biden a friend of the environment just yet.
But this week, the White House finalized a rule that will reverse some Trump-era rollbacks of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Per the Associated Press, the restored regulations guide environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects like building highways and pipelines.