We are living in a moment where two major global threats, a worldwide pandemic and the climate crisis, have suddenly converged. Both are health emergencies. With one, disease spreads like wildfire. And with the other, wildfires and other impacts, spread disease.
Both serve up a serious set of challenges to families, communities, health systems, governments and commerce everywhere.
While at first blush these two crises are not necessarily related to one another, there are a series of coronavirus – climate crisis connections that are worthwhile exploring, as they reveal several common causes, synergistic impacts and shared solutions.