Environmentalists

Analysis of environmental effects of the pandemic and response


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Reduced Economic Activity

Analysis and tools to learn about behavior change from reduced economic activity during pandemic response.

Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146362/airborne-nitrogen-dioxide-plummets-over-china
NASAโ€™s Earth Observatory reports on reduced air pollution as Wuhan, China responds to pandemic.
How the Coronavirus Is (and Is Not) Affecting the Environment

How the Coronavirus Is (and Is Not) Affecting the Environment

๐Ÿ”—https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2020/03/05/how-the-coronavirus-is-and-is-not-affecting-the-environment/
US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports environmental effects of Coronavirus.

Air Now

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ”—www.airnow.gov
Historical, current, and forecast air quality data from US federal government for US, Canada, and Mexico.

Climate Change

Implications of pandemic and response for the ability to address global climate change.

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Environment: A Conversation on COVID-19 with Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Director of Harvard C-CHANGE

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/news/coronavirus-climate-change-and-the-environment/
Frequently asked questions and expert responses on COVID-19 and the environment.

The Climate-COVID19 Nexus

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.thegrayrhino.com/the-climate-covid19-nexus/
CEO and author of The Grey Rhino, Michelle Wucker, compares COVID-19 and climate change as obvious, large-scale crises.

The US has a collective action problem thatโ€™s larger than the coronavirus crisis

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.vox.com/2020/4/10/21216216/coronavirus-social-distancing-texas-unacast-climate-change
Data show one of the strongest predictors of social distancing behavior is attitudes toward climate change.

What does the coronavirus outbreak mean for climate change?

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/03/25/950315/radio-corona-so-what-about-climate-change/
Radio Corona podcast and transcript with James Temple, Senior Energy Editor for MIT Technology Review, and a group of experts.


The unholy alliance of covid-19, nationalism, and climate change

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/10/998969/the-unholy-alliance-of-covid-19-nationalism-and-climate-change/
James Temple, MIT Technology Review, explains that when the pandemic wanes, a poorer, more divided world will still face the rapidly rising threat of global warming.

Why a post covid recovery must ensure a transformation of our food system

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://feedbackglobal.org/build-back-better-why-a-post-covid-recovery-must-ensure-a-transformation-of-our-food-system/
Feedback, an environmental organisation based in London, argue that Food is a right, not a luxury, and itโ€™s time for our food system to reflect this.

Coronavirus offers chance to create fairer UK food supply chain, say experts
๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/18/coronavirus-offers-chance-to-create-fairer-uk-food-supply-chain-say-experts

Why growing food isn't the same as making cars

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://feedbackglobal.org/why-growing-food-isnt-the-same-as-making-cars/
Feedback, an environmentla organisation based in London, outlines how the 'Just in Time' model used by supermarkets has failed in the current crisis and discusses how to build a sustainable food system.


๐Ÿ”— https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/view/?ref=129_129937-jm4ul2jun9&title=Environmental-health-and-strengthening-resilience-to-pandemics

๐Ÿ”— https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/view/?ref=126_126460-1tg1r2aowf&title=From-containment-to-recovery_Environmental-responses-to-the-COVID-19-pandemic
OECD Policy recommendations

Consumption, Disposal, Recycling

States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them?

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/03/18/states-and-stores-are-banning-reusable-bags-is-it-safe-to-use-them
Minnesota public radio (MPR) reporting on US states and major retailer Target banning reusable bags as a response to COVID-19.
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Air Pollution and Health Outcomes


Air pollution linked with higher COVID-19 death rates

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/air-pollution-linked-with-higher-covid-19-death-rates/
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/covid-pm
Blog post and study page reporting research conducted at Harvard. Analysis of nationwide US data shows people withย COVID-19ย who live in U.S. regions with high levels ofย air pollutionย are more likely to die from the disease than people who live in less polluted areas.
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