Category Archives: COVID & Climate

COVID-19 and Climate Connections May 2020

I’d make this distinction between the
“flatten the curve challenges” of CoV-2 vs. CO2

The former involves a dramatic shutdown of economic activity, which tends to hurt people most who are already the least privileged,

whereas the latter involves a dramatic shift of economic activity,
which offers the possibility of helping the most marginalized in our society
experience more equal opportunity.

So, we don’t want to reduce emissions by putting people out of work;
rather, we want to put people to work reducing emissions.


COVID-19 and Climate Connections April 2020

What connects Climate Change with CoronaVirus
What connects CoronaVirus with everything else


Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic — ProPublica

Pandemic Prescriptions for the Climate Emergency — Stan Cox

Why Jane Goodall says human disregard for nature led to the coronavirus pandemic
— PBS News Hour

COVID-19 & Climate Change: What does this mean for the fight against the climate crisis? — ClimateAction.org

Pandemic Billionaires and Corruption, Corruption Everywhere

COVID-19 and Climate: Implications for Public Health — Climate One

Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal Free to read in The Financial Times

The novelist on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next – DemocracyNow! video interview

An Earth Day Declaration by the Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization (C3M)

What the Covid-19 Crisis Tells Us:
Advances in Public Health and Action on Climate Must Proceed Hand in Hand!

Coronavirus and Climate Change: How to Save Lives During Crises — Yes!

ClimateFwd: April 12, 2020 — The New York Times

Saving People from Coronavirus Can Teach Us How to Do the Same for Climate Change — Yes Magazine

George Monbiot

Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilization

A bubble has finally been burst – but will we now attend to the other threats facing humanity?
–The Guardian

George Monbiot

Heated: A newsletter for people pissed about the climate crisis

HEATED: a podcast showing how the COVID and climate crisis stories are actually the same story

Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions
for Coronavirus to Emerge

COVID-19 may be just the beginning of mass pandemics
— Scientific American

This aerial photograph, taken on September 30, 2019, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows an area devastated by logging. Credit: Alexis Huguet Getty Images

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous Coronavirus Response, Bernie Sanders & What Gives Him Hope — DemocracyNow! interview

6 lessons the coronavirus pandemic can teach us about our response to climate change — EarthDay.org

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates — The New York Times

Lessons from the Coronavirus Can Help Us Overcome the Climate Crisis

What are the parallels between climate and COVID? — Yes Magazine

Friedman: With the coronavirus, it’s again Trump vs. Mother Nature
April 1st, 2020 | by Thomas L. Friedman / The New York Times