Will Offley

Mar. 18, 2020

The Energy Mix
Carbon Concentration

March 15, 2020

The fight for climate action offers a “cautionary tale” for policy-makers looking to accelerate their efforts to #FlattenTheCurve on COVID-19—as well as on how to best stimulate the global economy in the pandemic’s aftermath, reports the New York Times.

Amara Possin - 350 Canada


What a week. It has been hard to keep up with the breaking news. We’re all concerned for the wellbeing and safety of our families, friends, and communities. I know it’s a tough time for everyone, so I wanted to write to you today and to share some of what I’ve been seeing.

Last week, as businesses and schools began closing in response to COVID-19, I was thinking a lot about those who are most at risk — seniors, those with chronic illness, health care workers, and people without the time or resources to prepare. 

Neela Banerjee
Dr. Aaron Bernstein has witnessed firsthand how climate change and public health are intertwined. Credit: Kris Snibbe/Harvard University

MAR 12, 2020

Air pollution makes people more vulnerable to respiratory infections; climate change brings people in closer contact with animals that can spread disease.

Doctors and public health researchers are getting an increasingly accurate and nuanced picture of the many ways climate change damages human health. 

Mike Davis

March 12, 2020

COVID-19 is finally the monster at the door. Researchers are working night and day to characterize the outbreak but they are faced with three huge challenges.

First the continuing shortage or unavailability of test kits has vanquished all hope of containment. Moreover it is preventing accurate estimates of key parameters such as reproduction rate, size of infected population and number of benign infections. The result is a chaos of numbers.

CBC Radio The Current

Mar 12, 2020

Writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben says the adaptations we make to fight the COVID-19 outbreak could hold valuable lessons elsewhere — in the efforts to mitigate climate change. 10:56

Listen here.

Carl Meyer
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enters the House of Commons from a hallway in West Block on Feb. 18, 2020. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

March 11th 2020

The Trudeau government should not use the oil-price crash and the economic downturn stemming from a public-health crisis as an excuse to back away from environmental commitments in the upcoming federal budget, warned a coalition of civil society leaders.

Speaking on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, representatives from Indigenous, labour, social justice and other organizations said now was not the time for Canada to shy away from tackling the climate emergency.

Contributed by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, November 15, 2019 (sent for review January 22, 2019; reviewed by J. David Tabara and Jessika E. Trancik)

PNAS February 4, 2020 117 (5) 2354-2365; first published January 21, 2020


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