The first of many “Climate Stories” will be here tomorrow.
The Chinese language uses a distinct phrase to distinguish mountains with glaciers from those without. 雪山(XueShan), literally “snow mountain,” refers to mountains that have snow year-round, while mountains that rarely or never have snow are simply called “山”. Climate change threatens the very names, the majesty, of these mountains.
The 雪山 are endangered. Climate change threatens their existence, like countless other known and unknown species on our planet. Climate change is happening now, and now is the time to stop it.
Tune in tomorrow for the story of the 雪山 and how their loss will impact human life on this planet.