Let’s balance out

Let’s balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate crisis. Last seven years hottest on record
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-01-27 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?
A boy looking for a mouthwatering piece of meat
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Bad news: the last seven years have been the hottest so far

According to the data gathered by the satellite system of the European Union, the last seven years have been the hottest so far. In particular in 2021 Europe has experienced the hottest summer ever. This is a good example of how quickly the climate crisis acts: if we take all these years separately, the temperature was growing very slowly, but we can see now that there is an enormous difference between these last years and the previous ones.

This is why, as they remind us in this article from the BBC, it is important to act now and in a very definite way: we have to be as ambitious as it gets when it comes to the climate crisis.
A seagull spit fire out of mouth, on the background three burning planets with the sign of pollution on them
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Good news: an alternative to Veganuary if you want to eat meat

Even if we're almost at the end now, we remind you that every January a lot of people try to eat in a more sustainable way. This is why there is something called Veganuary, that basically means trying to eat vegan for one month. The impact of meat and dairy on the climate crisis is very big, and reducing the amount of those foods could really help the planet.

We understand, though, that giving up that kind of food is not easy for everyone. That is why The Guardian proposes an alternative to Veganuary called Regenuary: it means eating products that come from producers that use regenerative farming methods, which represent a more sustainable way to farm.