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Why Coronavirus won’t save the environment | COVID-19 and climate

  • Why Coronavirus won’t save the environment | COVID-19 and climate


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    The way the world has responded to the Coronavirus is very telling of how the world could respond to the climate crisis. COVID-19 is a serious threat and governments were right to impose strong measures to fight the pandemic. But the fact that many governments reacted so drastically to the coronavirus outbreak proves that strong economies do have the structural, financial and political ability to react quickly to a life-threatening crisis.

    Now that we know what’s possible, the corona pandemic actually gives us a unique and historical window of opportunity to make the structural changes needed to transition towards a fair and ecologically sustainable economic system. Unlike what happened during the 2008 financial crisis, this time governments should not aim to perpetuate a system that has proven unsustainable for both people and nature.

    Below are readings and some resources we can all use to push for a transition towards an economic system that respects our planetary boundaries. This is just a selection, if you have more interesting resources, share in the comments!

    This Green Stimulus Package that summarizes everything you need to know about how to transition our economy and which we fully endorse:

    Books about alternative, ecologically sustainable economic systems:
    Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth.
    The Green New Deal, by Jeremy Rifkin.
    Utopia for realists, by Rutger Bregman.
    This changes everything, by Naomi Klein.
    Vom Ende der Klimakrise, by Luisa Neubauer & Alexander Repenning (only available in German atm).

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  • 6 unexpected connections between Coronavirus & Environment | Sustainability Climate Change


    In this whiteboard animation, I present 6 unexpected connections I have found between the coronavirus and sustainability, the environment and climate change. This video is about white-footed mice, speaking trees, opossums, humans and how our encroachment on nature increases the risks of a pandemic and decreases the capacity of the earth to sustain us.

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  • The Coronavirus Pandemics Impact On Pollution And Climate Change | NBC News


    As cities and countries around the world enter lockdowns, a surprising side effect has emerged — air pollution is going down and cleaner air has arrived... for now.
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  • Coronavirus: Good for the environment? | Covid-19 Special


    Animals have begun reclaiming the empty streets and without us humans in the way nature is thriving. The lockdowns have caused nitrogen dioxyde pollution levels to dive in Italy and China. From a climate perspective, the coronavirus pandemic is not entirely negative. the hastily implemented measures drastically cut emisssions - measures that otherwise would have taken years to come into effect. Can the corona crisis help our planet to breathe again?

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  • How the Coronavirus is affecting climate change


    Coronavirus has already begun to reshape the environment in dramatic ways, from decreased air pollution to animals roaming city streets.

    But how will COVID-19 affect the future of our response to climate change, and what has it taught us about how to fight a global crisis?


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  • Coronavirus: What has Covid done for climate crisis? - BBC News


    When Covid-19 sparked lockdowns around the world, emissions of one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, atmospheric carbon dioxide, plummeted. But is this record drop a short-term effect of the 2020 pandemic or a 'new normal'? BBC Weather's Ben Rich explores the impact of coronavirus on the global climate.

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  • COVID-19 and Climate Change


    Luis Quintero, Assistant Professor at the Carey Business School, explores how the COVID19 and climate change crises are similar in many ways, how they are directly connected, and how the pandemic can change the prospects of our abilities to become more sustainable and avoid address the threat of irreversible damage to our climate. Visit to learn more.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting climate change


    Catherine Abreu of Climate Action Network Canada talks about the positive environmental impact that has come as a result of global social distancing measures and strict lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We never want to see these kinds of environmental benefits coming along with such tremendous human suffering, Abreu says, but we are seeing significant emission reductions around the world.

    With less human traffic in the world, animals are coming back into spaces that usually are overpopulated, there is a reduction of air pollution and an acceleration of closure of holes in the ozone layer.

    What does the pandemic mean for climate change, and what lessons can we learn from it?

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  • COVID-19 restrictions are having an impact on the environment in a big way


    With much of the country under lockdown for the past number of weeks due to COVID-19, there has been a beneficial side effect that has been helping Canada's air quality and the climate.

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  • EEA COVID Debate No. 7 - COVID-19 and climate change


    The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Network of the Heads of Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA Network) are organising a series of virtual high-level panel debates over the coming months. These online conversations will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 and the challenges the pandemic poses to meeting long-term climate and environment goals.


    Prof. Jim Skea | Imperial College London's Centre for Environmental Policy; Co-chair of Working Group III - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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  • HOW COVID CHANGED OUR WORLD- Impact of Covid Pandemic on the World


    Impact of Covid Pandemic on the World.
    The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020. As of 29 January 2021, more than 101 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 2.19 million deaths attributed to COVID-19.

    Symptoms of COVID-19 are highly variable, ranging from none to severe illness. The virus spreads mainly through the air when people are near each other.[b] It leaves an infected person as they breathe, cough, sneeze, or speak and enters another person via their mouth, nose, or eyes. It may also spread via contaminated surfaces. People remain infectious for up to two weeks, and can spread the virus even if they do not show symptoms


  • How is the coronavirus pandemic saving the planet? - BBC


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  • What impact has the global coronavirus lockdown had on pollution?


    With coronavirus imposing a global lockdown, pollution has all but disappeared in nearly every country on World Earth Day.

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  • Can Australia survive climate change? Can democracies? | Beyond Trees 2


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    While COVID19 and the Coronavirus Crisis are currently the main topic in the media, the reality is that new bushfires will come at the end of the year again. And a warmer climate could make them just as ravaging as the last ones. Unfortunately, we can't lose focus on the climate crisis, even in times of a pandemic.

    While technically the devastating Bushfires in Australia were triggered by elements mostly out of human control, their unprecedented magnitude did not come out of nowhere. If not directly caused by climate change, the Bushfires in Australia were strengthened by high temperatures and a warmer planet in general.

    A combination of local weather conditions and global climate patterns coincided and caused the catastrophe. But on a cooler planet, these causes would have balanced each other out.

    We still have a say today in how the world ought to look tomorrow. In the face of the Australian bushfires, we need to ask ourselves: when temperatures rise, what kind of world do we want to live in?

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  • Positive Impact of Coronavirus Lockdown | Explained by Dhruv Rathee


    Across the whole world, air pollution has been decreasing drastically. Air and the water in rivers have been getting cleaner thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns. Same effects have been observed in India where blue sky is now visible across major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata. Ganga and Yamuna are flowing cleaner. In this video, I analyze this environmental and ecological impact of coronavirus lockdowns and what we can learn from them. I also answer the question, why is it that economy and environment are always inversely related to each other.

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  • Covid-19: Bill Gates predicts the end of the pandemic | The Economist


    Bill Gates had long warned of the risk that a new virus would go global. Now he explains to Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how—and when—the covid-19 pandemic is likely to end.

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  • The Intersections between COVID and Climate Change


    The COVID-19 Pandemic has turned most of the world upside down in 2020. COVID-19 related shutdowns have resulted in significant changes in anthropogenic emissions in 2020. We use estimates of COVID-19 mitigation related emissions changes in an Earth System Model to tease out COVID related impacts across timescales, starting with impacts of aviation reductions on daily weather and climate, to local and global air quality and composition impacts of regional and global emissions changes, to the direct and indirect radiative forcing associated with emissions changes. Using a hierarchy of model approaches we are able to separate signal to noise, and show small but quantifiable impacts on the earth system, equivalent to rolling back up to a decade worth of emissions increases. And finally, there are some interesting similarities between models of climate and pandemics, and how we understand uncertainty in models.

    ABOUT THE LECTURER: Dr. Andrew Gettelman is a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Dr. Gettelman's recent work focuses on developing atmosphere and chemistry components for global climate models. He specializes in understanding and simulating cloud processes, especially ice clouds, and their impact on climate. Dr. Gettelman has published numerous scientific studies about cloud physics representations in global models, as well as research into climate forcing and feedbacks and the impact of aviation emissions on climate. He has participated in several international assessments of climate models, particularly for atmospheric chemistry. Dr. Gettelman is a recipient of the American Geophysical Union Ascent Award, and is a Thompson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. He received his doctorate in atmospheric science from the University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University. Dr. Gettelman has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, ETH-Zürich, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg.

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  • What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Food Security? Coronavirus Live Series


    What can we do to help the poorest and most vulnerable access the food they need during coronavirus pandemic? Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, has some ideas. Check out more information about this World Bank Live event (April 21, 2020):

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  • How coronavirus is changing the world | DW Documentary


    How are democracies and authoritarian states reacting to the coronavirus pandemic? An investigative team is looking for clues worldwide and interviewing virologists, health experts and citizens. Where is the fight against COVID-19 working and where isn’t it?

    Nine months after the new coronavirus first appeared, the documentary The Pandemic Spreads finds some initial answers to these questions. The film takes the viewer on a journey around the world: We dive into seven different countries and analyze their ways of handling the virus. We return to the putative beginnings of the pandemic in Wuhan in China. We see how Taiwan reacted to the virus earlier and more decisively than almost any other country in the world, as Europe and North America were still lulling themselves into a false sense of security. In retrospect, it is clear that the Western democracies saw the coronavirus as a local Chinese problem for far too long. Yet research from France and other European countries suggest it was probably already among us here in Europe at the end of 2019. Our viral world tour also takes us to the outsiders of the pandemic: Sweden, for example. At first the Swedes' special approach was still seen as daring, but months later it seems to have gone disastrously wrong.The biggest health and economic crisis in recent history has underlined recent global political developments: as the world power USA sinks into corona chaos, its rival China seems to have hit its stride. Will Beijing’s authoritarian regime come out on top of the crisis through its aggressive and consistent approach to the virus? The Pandemic Spreads shows how COVID-19 is changing our world for good.


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  • How Coronavirus Quarantines Lead To A Drop In Air Pollution


    As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, the virus is forcing people to stay put. People aren’t driving or flying, leading to a massive reduction in air pollution, most notably in China, but also in Italy, the U.S. and other hard-hit areas that have implemented directives to stay home.

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  • COVID-19: How To Protect Yourself From The Coronavirus | NBC News NOW


    NBC News’ Dr. John Torres breaks down what you need to know to stay safe as the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread around the world.
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  • Scientist says a coronavirus vaccine in just 12 months is fake news | 60 Minutes Australia


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    Right now, there’s one thing all eight billion people on earth are wishing for: A vaccine for COVID-19. Political leaders everywhere, sweating on getting us to the other side of the pandemic, boldly promise it’ll happen within 12 to 18 months. But why should they be so optimistic? After all, vaccines normally take decades to formulate and manufacture, and quite often success never comes. As Liam Bartlett finds out, some scientists say talk of a coronavirus vaccine is not only raising false hope, it’s fake news.

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  • What variants mean for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic


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  • Many Evangelicals say they wont be vaccinated against Covid-19


    CNN's Elle Reeve reports on the misinformation and distrust that has contributed to many Evangelicals saying they won't get the coronavirus vaccine.

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  • Covid-19: why your life will never be the same again | The Economist


    Across much of the world, covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease. The Economist has crunched the data to calculate how close countries are to pre-pandemic levels of normality—but will life ever be the same again? Read more here:

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  • Why nuclear power will stop climate change


    Can nuclear power save us from climate change? Well, yes! And no. Get access to Nebula AND CuriosityStream by going to

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    In this video I discuss the relative role nuclear power will play in our future. If we want to lower our carbon emissions then we need to stop generating power using fossil fuels - that means choosing between nuclear power and renewable technologies like solar power and wind power. But which of these is better? I examine the carbon impact, the cost, and a variety of other metrics. However, we also need to discuss how energy grids work in practice, including the difference between baseload generation and flexible generation. By the end of this video/documentary, we have some firm answers about why nuclear power will and won't stop climate change. In short: it's complicated. But nuclear isn't essential, merely very useful.

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  • Why most of us wont need Covid vaccine: Oxford prof explains | On The Record


    Oxford university's Professor Sunetra Gupta, an epidemiologist, has been tagged 'Professor Reopen' for her argument against lockdowns as a countermeasure against the Covid-19 pandemic. In this conversation with Hindustan Times' national political editor, Sunetra Choudhury, Professor Gupta explains why most of us won’t need Covid vaccine. She also explains why lockdowns are not a long term solution to contain the spread of the virus. Watch the full video for more details.

  • Coronas consequences – how the pandemic is changing globalization | DW Documentary


    Around the world, pandemic-related lockdowns have hit our globalized economy hard. Supply chains have been disrupted, industries crippled. The coronavirus has laid bare the risks of global interconnectedness. Is the crisis the beginning of the end of globalization?

    In early 2020, when much Asian production and manufacturing was shut down, the effects were quickly felt in supply chains. The flow of raw materials and other products that drives global trade dried up. Hamburg port operator HHLA reported losses of up to 40 percent, with supply shortfalls bringing production at German factories to a temporary halt. Coronavirus-related lockdowns in Europe led to garment workers in Bangladesh losing their livelihoods. This documentary shows how such global dependencies function during a pandemic. Is it time to bring back local production, to ensure populations are provided for even in times of crisis?

    This film shows that many are thinking hard about the issue. Companies are diversifying their supply chains, or stepping up digitalization efforts. In Germany, public funds are being used to encourage home-grown production of protective equipment in order to secure supplies in the future. But for the majority of German companies such measures would make production drastically more expensive. Globalization is in many ways the cause of exploitation and social injustice, yet if developing countries were to lose huge orders without compensation, the result would likely be dire. Many more people will die from hunger than from the pandemic, fears globalization expert Ian Goldin of Oxford University. But could the coronavirus crisis also bring positive changes, like a fairer division of labor, more conscientious consumption, less pollution, and more social responsibility?

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  • What we know and dont know about the coronavirus | COVID-19 Special


    Just over a year ago, the Coronavirus made the world shut down and brought death and despair.
    Now there are vaccines - and many countries where people have been inoculated. More than half the population in the worst-hit country, the US. In Britain, it's even two-thirds.
    After more than a year of COVID-19, we've become familiar with complex medical terminology and difficult virological concepts. But we also realize it's not going away that easily.
    Britain and the US are having trouble convincing more people to get vaccinated; the new Delta variant is spreading rapidly. Vast regions, like Africa, still lack vaccines. In Australia, where several cities are re-introducing restrictions to try to contain new COVID-19 clusters, some linked to the Delta variant. Sydney and Darwin have begun new lockdowns, while other cities are re-introducing mask wearing. Only 5 percent of the population in Australia has been fully vaccinated.
    So is it really time to celebrate?


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  • Climate and Covid-19


    Covid-19 is climate at warp speed. Climate scientists have been warning about runaway exponential growth and unprecedented economic impacts for decades. With Covid-19, they are playing out in a matter of days and weeks. Gernot Wagner leads a discussion looking at lessons from climate applied to Covid-19, and vice versa.

  • A Portal for the Planet: will coronavirus help us tackle climate change and the other Global Goals?


    Watch the launch of the new short film based on Arundhati Roy's essay for the FT on how the pandemic offers a portal for change. Richard Curtis and the historian Rutger Bregman will discuss the chances of coronavirus helping the fight against climate change.

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  • COVID-19 and climate change with Greta Thunberg and Dr Tedros - WHO Media Briefing


    Media briefing on COVID-19 and climate change with Dr Tedros and Greta Thunberg (Geneva, 19 April 2021)

  • Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change


    The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology.

    This is the first episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series takes what can seem like an overwhelming problem and breaks it down into manageable parts: from clean energy to food waste, religion to smartphones. Check back next Wednesday for the next episode or visit for more.

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  • Lessons of COVID-19 Echo in the Climate Crisis | David Wallace-Wells with Samira Ahmed


    In partnership with Southbank Centre & Cambridge Literary Festival, we join bestselling author David Wallace-Wells in discussion with journalist Samira Ahmed on how Coronavirus will affect the climate crisis, and the lessons we can learn.

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    The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

    Over the past decades, the term Anthropocene has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet. But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live-the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance, but a living nightmare.


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  • How the coronavirus pandemic could affect climate change


    As countries implement stay-at-home restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19, skies are clearing and waterways are filling with fish and wildlife. But experts say the 5.5% reduction in emissions we've seen amid the pandemic won't stop climate change. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN to explain.

  • Webinar: Confronting climate change in the global COVID-19 recovery


    On April 20, Brookings joined with the NDC Partnership to host a webinar with experts on climate plan implementation for a discussion about how recovering from the pandemic and investing in climate resiliency align.


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  • Parallels between Covid-19 and Climate Change


    Reunions 2020 - Parallels between Covid-19 and Climate Change: Andlinger Center insights on Science, Policy, and Public Opinion. - In a panel during the virtual Princeton University Reunions, experts Elke Weber, Jesse Jenkins, Bob Keohane, and Rob Socolow chimed in on the parallels between the climate change and coronavirus crises, and how the two converge and diverge. Among the highlights are the effects on the economy and public health, the global and intergenerational features, the effects on inequality, and the role of science in policy responses.

  • COVID-19 And Climate Change: Indias Poor In Deep Water


    As India grapples with soaring coronavirus infections and a prolonged lockdown, unusually intense monsoon rains have also led to flooding across the country - even in desert regions like Rajasthan - that has left millions homeless.

    Extreme weather events have been worsening in India because of climate change and global warming, scientists believe. And it's the poor who are bearing the brunt of the impact.

    India is the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to go above and beyond the 2015 Paris climate agreement. But with the novel coronavirus outbreak, will efforts on combatting climate change take a back seat?

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  • Coronavirus and climate change: Will lockdown measures have a long-term impact? - BBC World Service


    Global emissions are falling due to coronavirus. But is this just temporary, or a turning point in the climate crisis?

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    Around the world, transport has come to a halt and cities' emissions are falling. In New York emissions of carbon dioxide are down 5 to 10%. In China, emissions were down about 25% at the start of the year and in Europe, satellite images have shown that emissions of nitrogen dioxide have faded away over northern Italy.

    But what happens when lockdowns are lifted? Will there be as many planes in the sky as before? Or will this health crisis force people to think again about the way we live our lives, and how our collective actions impact climate change? BBC Future's Martha Henriques reports.

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  • What the Coronavirus teaches us about Climate Change .


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    In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at how we’ve responded globally to the Coronavirus in order to understand how we should and could respond to climate change. Specifically, I look at how countries like China, South Korea, Singapore, Italy, and the United States have quickly mounted large governmental responses to the coronavirus. Covid-19 is a serious global and political crisis, but the coronavirus shows us that rapid behavioral and structural change is possible in the face of a crisis, and climate change is a crisis. The response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been quick and broad, the response to climate has been slow and small. If we treated climate change like we have Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus, we would be well on our way to zero-carbon future.

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    10. The Psychology of Coronavirus vs. Climate Change: Why We Mobilize for One, Not the Other (WTTW):
    11. What next for the coronavirus response? (The Lancet):
    12. The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics (Time):
    13. COVID-19 reduces economic activity, which reduces pollution, which saves lives. (Marshall Burke via G-Feed):
    14. Analysis: Coronavirus has temporarily reduced China's CO2 emissions by a quarter (Carbon Brief):
    15. Toxic Air: The Price of Fossil Fuels (Greenpeace):
    16. The critical role of second-order normative beliefs in predicting energy conservation (Jachimowicz et al.):
    17. The Fed's $1.5 trillion loan injection because of coronavirus, explained (Vox):
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  • COVID-19 and Climate: The Future Of Energy


    After decades spent trying to reach 100 million barrels of daily production, the oil industry is devastated from the sudden evaporation of demand. Renewables are also taking a big hit with projections that half of America’s solar workers will lose their jobs. Federal relief packages are bailing out airlines and public transportation, while excluding any help for clean energy.

    What are the energy impacts of the COVID-19 recession? How will this reshape use of renewables and hydrocarbons in the years to come?

    Join us for a conversation with Jason Bordoff, founding director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, Amy Harder, energy and climate change reporter at Axios, Scott Jacobs, CEO & co-founder of Generate Capital, and Julia Pyper, co-host of the Political Climate podcast.

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  • COVID-19 and the Climate: Part 1 - It Wont Stop Climate Change


    In this video essay we discuss how the world has responded to the Coronavirus pandemic, and compare this to the lesser global response to climate change. The global response to the Coronavirus pandemic has been extremely rapid, widespread and necessary, but the global response for climate change is much less significant than is needed. We comment on specific data regarding countries like China, Italy and the United States as key examples, linking this to many nation’s financial incentives to commit to economic regrowth at the cost of reduced climate change measures. Globally we have shown that if we treated climate change like we have treated coronavirus, we would easily be quickly working towards a zero-carbon future.

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  • Tackling climate change: Could the coronavirus be a blueprint? | To the point?


    COVID-19 has taught us to change our lives. So is it time for a rethink on tackling the other huge challenge to humanity: climate change? Our guests: Helena Marschall (Fridays for Future), Stefan Rahmstorf (climatologist), Donata Riedel (Handelsblatt)Subscribe:

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  • Different Crises: Coronavirus & Climate Change


    The world jumps into action to deal with pandemics like the Coronavirus outbreak. But why don't we respond in the same way for climate change? And are there any parallels behind the pandemic?

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  • Coronavirus and Climate Campaigning


    As society focuses on responding to the Coronavirus crisis, some big moments for climate campaigners have understandably been cancelled, including the UN Climate Talks.

    In this webinar, our Climate Campaigners explore the parallels between this global health crisis and the climate crisis. We focus on what can be gained by looking at both through the lens of climate justice, as well as discussing why, even with planes grounded and cars off the road, Coronavirus is not good news for the climate, and sharing tips on how to talk about our climate campaigns during this time. This update from our Climate Campaigners will inform you of our plans in the coming months, and how we can all stay motivated in these difficult times.

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