Due to the lull in activity caused by SARS-CoV-2, there is a drop in some aspects of air pollution and carbon emissions which point to the direction the world should take after the current crisis is passed.
At the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Prince Charles launched a new sustainable markets initiative while Donald Trump demonstrated that he simply does not understand that we are at the tipping point for action on sustainability.
David Wallace-Wells has published a very well written description of the world’s future if we do not pursue a transition to a low carbon economy. He takes a terribly complex and scary topic and breaks it down in fluid, almost lyrical prose which I strongly recommend.
Australia’s brush fires are due to record breaking, hot weather; a devastating draught and very strong winds and are most probably linked to climate change.
Although COP 25 in Madrid was disappointing, the announcement of the European Green Deal brings hope for real climate action as well as economic stimulus.