The months-long Covid-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on economies and the wellbeing of people worldwide, but it’s certainly not the only threat humanity faces.
With so much attention and energy being devoted to the pandemic, many people have taken their eye off the longer-term existential threat posed by the climate crisis.
If there was any silver lining in the Covid cloud, it was that restrictions imposed by governments to contain the pandemic — in the form of border closures, flight cancellations and lockdowns — led to drastic changes in energy use and declines in global carbon dioxide emissions.