Climate experts speaking to CGTN claim the COVID-19 outbreak was in part caused by environmental damage. They point to the believed origin of the virus and the breakdown of natural boundaries between humans and animals.
In this final edition of Notes on a Pandemic, we look at the impact the coronavirus has had on the global environment. We examine the dramatic fall in CO2 emissions during lockdown, which caught even climatologists by surprise and ask if the pandemic may have handed policymakers a window of opportunity for long-term change.
We look at the future of both fossil fuels and renewable energy sources in aiding the world economy, as it begins its slow recovery.
Notes on a Pandemic is written and presented by Louise Greenwood. Additional production by Katherine Berjikian