LA Times video: ‘How pandemics are linked to climate change’ – ‘Solutions for climate change are also pandemic solutions’


By: - Climate DepotMay 22, 2020 6:10 PM with 0 comments

Los Angeles Times – May 21, 2020: Environmental factors including deforestation, air pollution and urbanization contribute to the severity of pandemics like COVID-19. Experts warn that if we continue to destroy the environment, future pandemics could become more common.

 

UN Chief António Guterres: “We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption.”

Aaron Bernstein, Harvard University’s Dir. of Climate & Health & Global Env.: “The good news is that the solutions for climate change are also pandemic solutions.”

Sammy Roth, energy reporter at LA Times Reporter: “If we had a good reason to invest in clean energy and climate solutions before  — we have an even greater reason now is the economy in the shape that it’s in and the potential benefits that would bring.”

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