But it’s important we also invest in tackling the underlying causes of the problem through biodiversity conservation and stabilizing the climate. This will help avoid the transmission of diseases from animals to humans in the first place.
Recognising the complex interconnections between environmental, human and non-human health, Irus Braverman explores One Health, an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to understanding and conserving health across disciplines, species and scales.
What the Coronavirus Means for Climate Change Lockdowns and distancing won’t save the world from warming. But amid this crisis, we have a chance to build a better future.
We want to return to our lives and livelihoods without sacrificing the natural world that supports us in body and in spirit.
Destroying habitats makes viruses and other pathogens more likely to infect humans
Tree rings, ice cores and sediment deposits could record changes in pollution during the global shutdown
Many aspects of environmental scholarship are inaccessible to Black students, including textbooks that don’t acknowledge our history, and field work requirements that are ignorant of Black criminalization in the outdoors.