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The Corona Connection: Forest Loss Drives Viruses As Well As Climate Change

4 Mins Read By: Covering Climate Now The same forest destruction that accelerates climate change can also encourage the emergence of diseases such as the coronavirus, Indigenous Peoples’ leaders said March 13 in New York, as they criticized Cargill and other multinational companies for replacing forests with soy, palm and cattle plantations. “The coronavirus is now telling the […]

Coronavirus Shows Us Rapid Global Response To Climate Change Is Possible

3 Mins Read By: Jamie Margolin In this op-ed, a Zero Hour co-founder says we should treat both crises like the emergencies they are. You know that gnawing feeling of “oh, God, we’re in the midst of something horrible” you have because of the coronavirus? Are you looking around at this crisis sweeping across the world and feeling helpless because […]

IEA: Coronavirus May Hamper Clean Energy Transition & Climate Action

3 Mins Read The coronavirus pandemic might lead to a decline in carbon emissions in the short-term, but may pose a threat to long-term climate action as it will also undermine clean energy investment. The warning, made by global energy watchdog the International Energy Agency (IEA), calls on governments to prevent this from happening by using green investments […]