Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. 2021 recap
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-01-03 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: lots of extreme climate events in 2021

Looking back on 2021, the bad news is that unfortunately it has been a year full of extreme climate events, the majority of which were caused by the climate crisis. We remember some of them, like the fires in the US and the floods all over Europe this summer. BBC tells us that all of these disasters have brought millions of people to misery, and the total damage of them is up to 1.5 billion dollars.

We know that it is becoming more and more probable that events like these repeat, especially with heatwaves, and that is why, according to activists and not only them, it is important that richer nations help the poorer ones, that suffer the most the consequences of these climate disasters.

Good news: our focus has come back on the climate fight in 2021

Co2 emission’s graphic between 1960 and 2020
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According to Foreign Policy, 2021 has been the year in which our focus has come back on the climate fight. For example, the Fridays For Future strikes have finally taken place "in presence" (we remind of the Global Climate Strike on the 24th of September). Then we had COP26, the conference where UN nations gather to talk about their climate solutions.
Generally speaking, in 2021 the Covid emergency has been a little less present in our day-to-day life, so everyone has been able to focus more on the planet.