Crossover lessons: Earth Day and the pandemic
COVID-19 poses issues of living in harmony with nature that apply to climate change. Both problems require harmonious action.
It’s been a half-century since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. In a less unusual year, that 50th anniversary might have brought worldwide notice. But a pandemic has consumed most public attention. Yet the environmental issues that Earth Day highlights are as urgent as ever. In many ways, they are woven with the coronavirus crisis.
One issue is that humanity’s view of the natural world may be changing. COVID-19...