A brief article by Bill Gates published on his blog compares the environmental impact (or lack thereof) of Covid and it similarities with climate change.
It’s not that climate change will be disastrous. If we learn the lessons of COVID-19, we can approach climate change more informed about the consequences of inaction, and more prepared to save lives and prevent the worst possible outcome. The current global crisis can inform our response to the next one.
Bill’s other salient observations include:
- Let science and innovation lead the way.
- Make sure solutions work for poor countries too.
- Start now.