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Saturday Evening Owls: Pandemic and local weather disaster stay linked due to the impacts and denial

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Whether or not or not the Covid-19 pandemic finally bolsters or hampers the prospects for U.S. and international local weather motion, the 2 crises stay inextricably linked. At the least for the foreseeable future, any effort to meaningfully deal with the foundation causes of 1 will contain confronting the opposite.

Coping with both disaster additionally entails tackling the rejection of science promoted by the Trump administration and pervading his base.

“If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the failure of the present administration to reply meaningfully to the pandemic lays naked the deadliness of ideologically-motivated science denial,” mentioned Michael Mann, a local weather scientist at Penn State College, who warned that such inaction round local weather “will likely be much more lethal.”

Noting the pandemic’s minimal impact in lowering greenhouse gasoline emissions, Mann mentioned Covid-19 had proven the inadequacy of voluntary measures and particular person conduct to fulfill the targets of the Paris Settlement and stop harmful ranges of world warming. […]

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