Why a 17% emissions drop does not mean we are addressing climate change
The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. Animals are strolling through public spaces, and sound pollution has diminished, allowing us to hear the birds sing. But these relatively small and temporary changes should not be mistaken for the COVID-19 pandemic actually helping to fix climate change, Larissa Basso argues in a new article in The Conversation.
The article is published on May 21 and written by Larissa Basso, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of law, Stockholm University.
She writes: "The pandemic that made the world stop offers a glimpse of the deep changes in lifestyles and economic structures that we need to implement if we are to effectively mitigate the worst of climate change."
Read the article published in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/why-a-17-emissions-drop-does-not-mean-we-are-addressing-climate-change-138984
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More articles in The Conversation by researchers at Stockholm University: https://theconversation.com/institutions/stockholm-university-1019
May 22, 2020
Source: External Relations and Communications Office