Politics & Environment

The link between viruses, habitat destruction and climate change
By Carl Meyer in https://www.nationalobserver.com/ Apr 13, 2020

France, Germany join group of 10 EU countries calling for green recovery
By Frédéric Simon | EURACTIV.com Apr 11, 2020

How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor
By Michael Specter April 10, 2020 in The New Yorker “You stay completely apolitical and non-ideological,” Fauci says. “I’m a scientist and I’m a physician. And that’s it.”

Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy
Daniel Boffey in The Guardian Apr 8, 2020. “The central premise is simple: the goal of economic activity should be about meeting the core needs of all but within the means of the planet. The “doughnut” is a device to show what this means in practice.”

Coronavirus exit strategies: How do we get out of lockdown?
Graham Lawton in New Scientist Apr 7, 2020. “There are three main strategies for leaving coronavirus lockdown, but each risks a dangerous second wave and further lockdowns if things don’t go as planned”

Canadian crude plummets to US$5 a barrel as oilpatch awaits federal bailout
By Emma McIntosh Mar 27, 2020 on nationalobserver.com

” We’ve got to get control of our worst instincts.”
Tim Bousquet in Halifax Examiner Mar 27, 2020

Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life
BY NATASHA DALY on /www.nationalgeographic.com/. Mar 20, 2020

Delay is deadly: what Covid-19 tells us about tackling the climate crisis
Jonathan Watts in www.theguardian.com, Mar 24, 2020

WHAT IS THE CORONA/ COVID-19 VIRUS REALLY TEACHING US? – BILL GATES
EnergyNow Media, March 25, 2020 “I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad. As I meditate upon this, I want to share with you what I feel the Corona/ Covid-19 virus is really doing to us: 1) It is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are…12) It is reminding us that this Earth is sick. It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing off of shelves. We are sick because our home is sick…14) Whereas many see the Corona/ Covid-19 virus as a great disaster, I prefer to see it as a *great corrector* It is sent to remind us of the important lessons that we seem to have forgotten and it is up to us if we will learn them or not.”