Lockdown is good for the climate. But it’s a damn the economy, full speed ahead strategy. We could also stop eating and leave the planet to the birds and fish, who thrive during lockdown. However . . .

. . . We can also ask what about the people?

“We have to head toward the new normality because the national economy and the well-being of the people depends on it,” says Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Or as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote on Twitter, “We sought a total lockdown without thinking about the consequences for the daily wage earners, the street vendors, the laborers, all of whom face poverty and hunger. . . . May Allah forgive us.”


via Coronavirus and the Climate – WSJ

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