Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. 300-year-old wheat
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-12-02 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: 300-year-old wheat

Wheat is (certainly for us Italians) a fundamental part of what we eat: bread, pasta, breakfast cereals... The problem is that due to climate change we will be able to grow much less of it. The good news is that a group of researchers is analyzing almost 300-year-old wheat samples to study its quality and understand if there is anything good we can learn from how it was grown centuries ago, when technological machinery was still and pesticides did not exist.

Also because, as we read in this BBC article, we will need more and more wheat and in this way even developing countries, despite unfavorable conditions, could increase their food supply.
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Bad news: Great Barrier Reef is in danger

According to the United Nations, the Great Barrier Reef should be listed as an endangered World Heritage Site. In fact, as we read in this Guardian article, global warming and consequently the oceans have caused coral bleaching phenomena for many years, including 2020 and 2022.

Warming and even worsening water quality could jeopardize the Barrier Reef's ability to resist the damage of climate change. If you want to know more read here!