The publication of a United Nations Report in September provided a salutary warning that delaying action on climate while we deal with the pandemic is simply not an option. Perhaps most notable was its finding that, despite significant but temporary drops in emissions resulting from global lockdowns, atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have continued to rise, reaching record levels this year. Just as worryingly, 2016-2020 are set to be the warmest five years on record. We desperately need to refocus our efforts on the climate emergency, but it would be wrong to think of the pandemic as merely a distraction. In both their causes and the actions they demand of us, Coronavirus and the climate catastrophe are intimately related.
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