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    Greta: We must fight the climate crisis and pandemic simultaneously

    Mar 30, 2020 – New Scientist –

    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg observes: “If one virus can wipe out the entire economy in a matter of weeks and shut down societies, then that is a proof that our societies are not very resilient. It also shows that once we are in an emergency, we can act and we can change our behaviour quickly.”

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    How coronavirus could help us fight climate change: Lessons from the pandemic

    Mar 30, 2020 – Forbes –

    A Brazilian economist and former chief financial officer of the World Bank says that the immediate danger of coronavirus has a great deal in common with the threat of climate change: “One: it’s global. Two: it affects different people in different ways. Three: it shows the importance of government.”

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    Government urged to consider environment in economic recovery plans

    Mar 28. 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    University of Alberta political science Prof. Laurie Adkin is lead author of an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, published this week — and signed by 265 fellow academics, experts and advocates — that decries any move toward backstopping the fossil fuel industry. “We call for federal leadership to support an economic recovery plan that encompasses a green transition, not stop-gap measures, with income security for workers and a strong public sector,” the letter reads.

     

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    Parents rally for electric school buses

    Mar 9, 2020 – National Observer –

    Prince Edward Island has pledged to make that province’s entire school bus fleet all-electric. Now a network of parents called “For Our Kids” has organized to convince other provincial governments to do the same. “Reducing our kids’ exposure to harmful diesel fumes is good for their lungs and the planet.”

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