As far as nature is concerned, 2021 hasn’t been a good year. Record shows that there had heat waves that devastated the wildfires within Siberia in Russia. There is also the occurrence of continued drought concentrating on South America. And, also to include the worst floods in South Sudan for 60 years. But amid these bad news, some small shoots of hope have emerged.
Despite all of the negative news about global warming, here are some of the good-news stories about the state of planet Earth from 2021.
Highlights of 2021’s Good News Stories
Let’s try to look back on the good-news stories that gave us a little hope in the future.
1-The healing of the ozone layer
The ozone layer is slowly healing, but it has a long way to go. Scientists estimate that by the 2030s, the hole over the northern hemisphere will be fully healed, and in the following decades, it will return to normal.
2-The recovery of the Great Barrier Reef
Coral bleaching has become an increasing problem for the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. In 2016, some recovery on the reef was seen due to a method of in vitro fertilization being used by scientists.
3-Downsizing the “endangered” status of Giant Panda into “vulnerable” species
China announced in July that the giant panda is no longer an endangered species due to conservation efforts. The iconic bears are now classified as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.