Let's balance out
Rich people and corals
17-02-2020 • Eco • by Ludovica Luvi F
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?

There is a general tendency to believe that a sustainable lifestyle can only be maintained if you have a lot of money, and it's half true: many of the sustainable objects one can have in a home are a bit expensive and vegan food is not exactly cheap.
That does not mean that every rich people actually has a sustainable lifestyle. A report by Oxfam has shown that the wealthiest 1% of the population between 1990-2015 was responsible for the emissions of more than twice as much CO2 as the poorer half of the world.

The main problem are the high-carbon transports (ex. planes) that are exhausting the world's carbon budget.

There is a small group of volunteers who have decided to try and save the corals around the Princes' Islands. The operation is very risky because you only have 20 mins to dive down 30 metres and transplant the coral to the correct part of the rock, where it should live for hundreds of years.

The Marmara Sea is home to 24 coral species and they are crucial to the survival of the marine ecosystems, but their survival is threatened by the nearby property development.

Illustrations by Radioimmaginaria