What do global pandemics have to do with climate change?

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“What do global pandemics have to do with climate change?”

If you were told that bats alone carry 500+ types of coronavirus, you would surely ask how to keep those 499 remaining ones contained – right?

Redesigning how humans interact with our environment could help us address two global crises at once. Today, we’re learning about how increasing global temperatures causes animal migration and possible outbreaks of animal-borne vira.

Here’s a perspective on the broad strokes of the corona crisis.

“There’s a clear link between the spread of viruses and the relationship between humans and the natural world—and if that relationship doesn’t change, we can expect to see more pandemics in the near future, some of which may be far deadlier than COVID-19.”

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A global pandemic with severe impacts on people’s lives in most places, says a lot about the times we live in. Join us from your self-quarantine in exploring timely insights from COVID-19 outbreak and beyond, and what it means for climate action.

We’re compiling existing articles to discuss and highlight how they help us understand the ways in which the world is connected. In these days of social distancing, we aim to support ourselves and readers in leveraging the learnings from what’s unfolding right now, to be better suited for catalyzing climate action.

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