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Analogies and lessons from COVID-19 for tackling the extinction and climate crises.

Authors
  • Balmford, Andrew1
  • Fisher, Brendan2
  • Mace, Georgina M3
  • Wilcove, David S4
  • Balmford, Ben5
  • 1 Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Environmental Program, Gund Institute for Environment, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA.
  • 3 Centre of Biodiversity & Environment Research, Medawar Building, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
  • 4 Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
  • 5 Land, Environment, Economics & Policy Institute, University of Exeter Business School, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter EX4 4PJ, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current biology : CB
Publication Date
Sep 07, 2020
Volume
30
Issue
17
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.084
PMID: 32898490
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

As environmental scientists working in countries whose COVID-linked deaths already exceed their military casualties from all campaigns since 1945, we believe there are significant messages from the handling of this horrific disease for efforts addressing the enormous challenges posed by the ongoing extinction and climate emergencies. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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