Let's balance out

Corals and warnings
Published by Charlie on 2020-04-02
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. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
BAD NEWS

We learn from the Guardian that the climate crisis we're living under may have pushed coral reefs to an "annual bleaching".

Corals bleach when they sit in abnormally hot water for too long. They can recover from mild bleaching, but if it's too prolonged it can kill corals.

Tropical coral reefs are at higher risk of bleaching during times when the Pacific Ocean is in a phase known as El Niño. But the latest bleaching on the reef has hit during a neutral phase.
GOOD NEWS

This isn't really a good news, it's more like a good proposal. Some public health experts are suggesting that we put smoking-style warnings on climate-damaging products.

So you know those warnings on packets of cigarettes? Like "Cigarettes cause mouth disease" etc? Well, if a product has a negative impact on the environment you should be able to tell straight away, like with cigarettes. So you know what you're buying.

Also the image element is important, because it strikes more than the writing.

I think this is a very good idea, but is there really anything that doesn't have an impact on the climate?
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