Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. Ways to deal with climate anxiety
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-02-10 in Eco
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Let's balance out: what is it?

It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
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BAD NEWS: EU wants to consider nuclear energy as sustainable

Basically the European Union wants to consider nuclear energy sustainable. This has sparked some controversies, and not every country agrees with this decision. For example the canchellor of Austria has said that nuclear energy is not green nor sustainable, and the environment minister has said the EU is doing an operation of greenwashing.

BBC tells us that there are some other countries opposing this, for example Spain, but others have an interest in the approval of the proposal, like France which is still using nuclear energy.
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Illustrations by Gabriela

GOOD NEWS: how to deal with climate anxiety

We already talked about climate anxiety, which is what many people feel when thinking about the climate crisis and its consequences for the planet. To try and keep calm, The Guardian has made a list of things to try in order to manage it in a better way:

1. Movies that have nature and environment as their focus, like Studio Ghibli ones
2. Music from artists that use their songs to criticize the way people are handling the climate crisis
3. Videogames that remind us the little things we can do to help the environment

If you want to know more, click here!