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.”