Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. More trees than we thought
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-02-04 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?
Sea and pollution
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GOOD NEWS: more trees than we thought

According to The Guardian, in the world there are more than 73.000 species of trees, and 9000 of them we don't even know! This is extremely important because we don't need trees just for oxygen, but also for the biodiversity that forests host.

The majority of these trees are located in the Amazon, and it took billion of years for them to develop in that area. This means that we have to be extremely careful not to let them disappear, given that we have already lost so many species of tree we didn't even know of.
Man in the fire
Illustrations by Gabriela

BAD NEWS: oil spill on the costs of Peru

On the 15th of January there was a big oil spill in the costs of Peru. BBC tells us that this is extremely serious, and it caused the death of a lot of species of fishes and sea birds. It has already been defined an ecological disaster, and it happened because of the eruption of a volcano on Toga, which caused some strange waves that hit the raffinery of La Pampilla.