fortroughs asked:

Mister Yao -- do you know what Global Warming is? How does it work? I know it makes the planet really hot and really cold, but how?

G-global warming? Climate is a very… complicated thing. How should I say…

[pauses… how the heck does one explain global warming to a child?]

We’re polluting our earth, and it’s trying it’s best to change back. If we push it too far, though, it won’t be the same, safe earth again. Does that make sense?

[Not that the earth was ever safe in the first place]