Like Climate Change “the virus has shown that if you wait until you can see the impact, it is too late to stop it.”
The article notes that COVID 19 is like Climate Change in fast forward, the impacts that we would expect to see in years from climate change play out in weeks for COVID 19. The warnings that policymakers have been asked to heed for years went unanswered and only were reacted to in a time of crisis, where the response was immediate but the efficacy questionable.
The current COVID may lead, indirectly, to reduction in international trade, travel and changes to work and business practices, which may otherwise not have happened, or perhaps much more slowly.
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