Zhe from China

Dear Fredrick,
Greetings from China!  I was talking to my grandmother and she said that when she was a little girl the hills were all forest and there were pandas in the forests. I found out that we had a panda sanctuary just outside of the city. My teacher brought a volunteer from the sanctuary to tell us about it. I feel better knowing there are still bamboo forests.
      The volunteer was telling us about how greenhouse gas from cars is making the earth warmer and the bamboo that the pandas eat are slowly dying because the climate is getting too dry. The bamboo canít move north where it is cooler because the cities and farms break up the habitat. Does this climate change mean that the panda wonít be able to survive? Should I ask my parents to volunteer at the sanctuary to help them?



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