What COVID-19 and Climate Change Have in Common

With cases recorded in more than 140 countries, the novel
coronavirus has become a global health crisis. 

In the U.S., bars and offices have been closed, conferences
cancelled, and kids kept home from school in an attempt to slow the
spread. President Trump has declared a national emergency and
invoked the Defense Production Act to accelerate the virus
response.

So why aren’t we reacting as aggressively to climate change
— another human-propelled global catastrophe that could harm
human health and wellbeing for generations to come?

These threats are not the same, but they do share certain
attributes. We discuss the intersection of climate change,
coronavirus and U.S. politics with risk and behavioral scientist
Sweta Chakraborty, founder of Adapt to Thrive and co-host the
live weekly radio show “Risky Behavior.”

Recommended reading:


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  • GTM
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  • GreenBiz
    : COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of
    reality
  • London
    Real
    : Jonathan Haidt – Climate Change Ideology

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Source: FS – GreenTech Media
What COVID-19 and Climate Change Have in Common