Pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

A report released in April shows that Canada's federal government provided some $18 billion in subsidies and financial support to the fossil fuel industry during 2020 as part of its pandemic recovery funding. But does paying Big Oil during...
"It’s not possible to frame either climate change or COVID-19 as crises that somehow stand alone or are separate from existing, overlapping layers of systemic problems...In this sense, the term “syndemic” is instructive because it can provide lessons for...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Ministers are meeting soon to decide what the pandemic recovery will look like. Their decisions will shape Canada for decades to come. We need to build back better by tackling economic inequality and...
There are two sides to Canada's post pandemic recovery. On the bright side there’s massive public support for a recovery that puts people before profits and tackles both the climate crisis and the coronavirus crisis simultaneously. Hundreds of organizations...
Being healthy is a strong determinant of who will get infected by COVID-19 and who will not. The benefits of good physical and mental health in combating disease cannot be overstated. Regular physical activity and a nutritional diet are...
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over anytime soon. Globally, the number of cases continues to rise dramatically. And even in countries which have brought COVID under control, new spikes in cases show just how fragile any post-lockdown situation can...
"Do not resuscitate," wrote George Monbiot in an OpEd In The Guardian in April. "This crisis is a chance to rebuild our economy for the good of humanity. Let’s bail out the living world, not its destroyers." But now,...
So much has been written and so much has been said about what the coronavirus means for climate change. And yes, the parallels between the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic) and climate change are too large and too numerous to ignore....
The wildfire season is well underway in various regions around the globe. But this year, the coronavirus is adding an even greater challenge—a double challenge—for fire fighters and health officials on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities...
The number of COVID-19 cases is surging in the U.S. Summers are getting hotter because of climate change. And then add record unemployment levels. What you have is the perfect pandemic storm. "A dangerous and uncharted trifecta of the pandemic,...