Governments everywhere like to claim that they’re being guided by “the science” when it comes to their coronavirus response. As they survey the charred wreckage of the world economy, some global leaders appear to believe they’ve found a shortcut back to business as usual. Yet the science suggests that, far from aiding economic recovery, the slashing and burning of environmental regulations is likely to make things worse. There’s no proof of a direct link between global warming and the current outbreak, but according to a slew of recently-published papers, the climate crisis makes similar pandemics far more likely in the future.
By Tristan Kennedy. Vice. May 20, 2020.