Why COVID-19 Complicates the Work of Environmentalists and Green Parties

Why COVID-19 Complicates the Work of Environmentalists and Green Parties
The highway leading to Barcelona is empty of cars amid the coronavirus pandemic, March 15, 2020 (AP photo by Emilio Morenatti).

In the months since the coronavirus pandemic effectively shut down large parts of the world, the changes to the environment have become one of the most visible backdrops to life under lockdown. Suddenly blue skies have provided a welcome setting for more varieties of birds, whose songs can now be heard without the roar of airplanes and car traffic. From Istanbul to New Delhi, vistas reappeared that no one alive remembered seeing. Animals started exploring what had once been their usual habitats, with flamingoes venturing in Mumbai, deer clambering through East London, and all manner of animals strolling into cities […]

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