Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. Climate anxiety is rising, maybe it's a good news
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-11-10 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 last article. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
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Good news: climate anxiety is growing in teens, but it can be a good thing

According to this BBC article, climate anxiety is rising. Many more teenagers suffer from it, it is a feeling of anxiety that comes when you think about the consequences of climate change, the short time left and the feeling of not being able to do anything to stop it.

Well, actually many activists and experts have said it could be a good sign: it could push many more people to mobilize. A University of Bath professor did research linking concerns about the climate and the tendency to really act, for example by wasting less or buying used clothes.
If you are interested, read here!
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Bad news: 17-minute flights with private jets

You have surely heard of the action of some activists in the Netherlands who sat in front of private jets preventing them from leaving. Here, many of these activists have been arrested by the Dutch police. The reason for their action is that many rich people around the world often use private jets to travel, even for very short distances, and we know how much airplanes pollute. As we read in this article in The Guardian, what activists are asking are fewer flights, more travel by train and in general to ban short-haul flights and private jets.

Remember the time Kylie Jenner took her private jet for a 17-minute flight? Just think that this "small" flight emitted a quantity of CO2 equal to a quarter of what a "normal" person emits in a year.