Get a boost from the positives on climate change


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Jacob Caracciolo feels it’s important to celebrate the climate victories we have established.

Jacob Caracciolo, Student contributor

As the 2022 United Nations climate report comes out, it seems like we are  doomed. Right?

Well, not exactly.

While there are things that need to be done to protect the future of our Earth, I feel like people overlook the good and jump straight to the bad. For a little motivation to continue our efforts, lets go over some good news that has happened. \

In the last 5 years a group effort in a rural Kenya community just planted 300,000 new trees, regenerating 50% of their  local forest. Another positive story to  look at involves solar power. In the past 10 years, price of solar power has dropped 89%. Not only has the price dropped, it also has become more effective in allowing for more solar energy.

At the end of the day, are we still fairly far from climate goals? Yes, but it’s hard to focus on changing something when you feel there is no way to fix it. So, every once in a while, take a step back and appreciate what we have done and changes we have made; then let that motivate you to continue the efforts.