The Guardian view on the climate and coronavirus: global warnings | Editorial
April 12, 2020 What Causes Global Warming 0 Comments
Steep falls in emissions have been the pandemic’s immediate effect. But what’s needed is a green recovery
So far, discussions of a coronavirus exit strategy have mainly focused on the steps that could bring an end to the lockdown. In the short term, both in the UK and elsewhere, there is nothing more desirable than letting people resume their lives, once it is safe to do so.
But the speed of the “return to normal” is not the only thing that matters. The manner in which the world’s leaders manage the colossal economic and political shocks caused by the virus is also of the utmost importance. And at the top of their list of priorities, alongside human welfare, must be the biosphere and its future.