Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. India has reached 49°C
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-05-20 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?
Burning sky with a dark flats skyline
Photo by malcolm lightbody on Unsplash

Bad news: India has reached the temperature of 49°C

India right now is hit by a super intense heat wave, which, according to this BBC article, has caused it to reach the temperature of 49°C. It is the fifth time this has happened since March and the government has advised the population to take the necessary precautions, as it could be risky to go out especially for the most vulnerable.
Read more here!
Mountains of sea salt
Illustration by Radioimmaginaria

Good news: desalinization project stopped in California

In California, a project was underway that would have made it possible to transform part of the water of the Pacific Ocean into unsalted water, so that it would become drinkable. This is because California suffers from drought, but the plant that would have allowed the desalination of the water would have risked killing the marine life that inhabits the ocean, as it would have been a question of re-introducing a large amount of salt into the sea. Fortunately the project has been stopped, you can read everything in this article by The Guardian!