Hi everyone! I’m Tiki the Penguin. My website is specially for kids. Did you know I’m the first penguin anywhere to make a website. Just as well that I’m a cheerful sort of penguin because right now, there’s a lot of very scary things happening around our planet.
Cops and robbers
Cops and robbers is a game kids used to play. But now, it‘s a become a much more than a “game”. The COPS (Conference of the Parties,(=the good guys) are the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the IPCC. The bad guys – the robbers – are those rich people and rich countries whose governments refuse to accept that climate change is really here, now, and must be fixed, starting now. They tell lies and don’t seem to care about you kids. They don’t care that you will have to try to repair the terrible damage they have done. Instead, they pass laws banning street demonstrations. They don’t want to hear your noisy non-violent protests (and how else can you brave young people fight for your planet?) demanding ACTION to fix the climate emergency. After all, this might disturb their parties, games of golf and whatever.
The last of the six IPCC assessment reports came out on April 4th and made it crystal-clear that this is humans’ last chance to try to fix the spoiled land, sea and air. You’ve already crossed three planetary boundaries.
The very last thing that any of us needs at such a critical time is another war. But just days after the COP26 conference ended in Glasgow, Russia invaded its neighbour, Ukraine . Already, many thousands of people have been killed. Including kids! Huge numbers of Ukrainian people have had to abandon their homes, destroyed by Russian attacks, and become refugees. Many Russians too hate this war.
And, like a huge elephant in the room — temporarily forgotten because of humans making wars — the big climate problem.
OK, enough of these nightmare things. I’ve got loads of stuff for you here. Some is just fun (like jokes, questions, quizzes and games) and some is more serious…I try my best to guide you through today’s most important issues. Poor kids! I’m so sorry to have to tell you all this miserable sad stuff. One good thing is that COP15 of the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) is taking place in Kunming, China in October 2022.Today, most people know about the climate emergency. And you’ve realised that when you throw away plastic, it doesn’t just disappear and now there’s plastic everywhere. Worse still is the fact that enormous numbers of animals and plants are going extinct.