Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. We'll reach 1.5C of global heating in 2035
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-04-08 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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Good news: solar and wind generated 10% of energy in 2021

For the first time in 2021, solar and wind generated 10% of global energy. This, according to the BBC, means that not only that renewable energies were able to respond to a very large increase in energy demand in the year after the pandemic, but also that gas and coal production was reduced as a result.
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Bad news: we'll reach 1.5C of global warming in 2035

Right now, as we read in the Guardian, reaching 1.5C of global warming is inevitable. And again according to this article, this temperature increase will occur in 2035. Furthermore, this means that even if we were able to reach zero emissions in the next 30 years, we would still have to live with this temperature increase at least until 2070. Read here if you'd like to know more!