Great Thunberg: “Today is Earth Day, and that reminds us that the climate and environmental emergency is still ongoing,” she said. “We need to tackle both the corona pandemic, this crisis, at the same time as we tackle the climate and environmental emergency because we need to be able to tackle two crises at once.” At such times, she said, “it is even more important that we listen to scientists, science, and to the experts.” “That goes for all crises, whether it’s the corona crisis or whether it’s the climate crisis, which of course is still ongoing and is not slowing down even in times like these,” she said.
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano said Ms. Thunberg and other climate activists are “perplexed as to why people are not taking their ‘climate emergency’ seriously but are taking COVID-19 seriously.”
“Greta is now trying to link climate change and the virus as a common cause for humanity to battle,” he said in an email.
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.