The coronavirus pandemic may be the biggest crisis most of us have faced, but we can’t afford to tackle our crises one at a time and let politicians off the hook on climate change

Earth | Leader 13 May 2020

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THE coronavirus pandemic might feel like the biggest crisis most of us have ever faced, but you have already been living with a bigger one: climate change.

There has been a lot of excitement about the falling levels of air pollution being seen in many countries because of lockdowns to tackle the virus. Already, people are talking about using the pandemic as an opportunity to redesign city streets, providing more space for cyclists and pedestrians while reducing the emphasis on cars. Could this be the start of a green revolution?

Maybe. It would be fantastic to make climate lemonade …

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