COVID-19 has helped the environment, but it can’t save us from climate change

As a result of coronavirus, wildlife sightings are increasing, air quality is improving and carbon emissions are dropping. Image: REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Peter Soroye

PhD Student in Conservation Biology, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Jeremy Kerr

Research Chair in Macroecology and Conservation, Professor of Biology, Chair of Department of Biology, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Tim Newbold

Senior research fellow, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment, UCL


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