8 reads on how coronavirus could swing the battle against climate change
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As entire countries go on lockdown, factories close and international air travel grinds to a halt, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will likely result in a sharp drop in global carbon emissions – as has already happened in China. While this decrease will almost certainly be temporary, it’s worth asking whether the world’s drastic coronavirus response could provide valuable lessons for climate action. Could a low-carbon future of remote working and reduced flying be in the works?
Here’s a mini-roundup of news coverage so far, examining the linkages between coronavirus and climate change.