Although emissions temporarily dipped due to coronavirus, the numbers are bouncing back quickly as economies reopen.
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The city’s economic success depends on its density. But density also allows contagious diseases to spread. Looking at how the city has managed this conflict in the past could shed light on what the future holds.
California’s Air Resource Board and governor deserve enormous credit for moving ahead even in the face of the worsening pandemic. It demonstrates leadership, vision and persistence.
Changes in carbon emissions, individual behaviors, and government responses will have a big impact on the environment and our ability to combat climate change.
Single-use plastics are having a revival. Some of the changes have been brought on not by necessity, but by the powerful plastics lobby taking advantage of a time of crisis.
Action on pandemics, ecosystem destruction and climate change needs to be seen as part of a redefinition of national and global security.
The environmental tragedy does not stop even in the face of the pandemic. From January to April, over 1200 square kilometers of forest were wiped out.
Reductions in human emissions and changes in atmospheric composition during the coronavirus pandemic might be observed in future glacial ice cores.
In a century or two, future generations will be able to ‘read’ the pandemic chapter in ice cores — if glaciers still exist then.