A comment in Nature Climate Change.
The COVID-19 pandemic will be an unprecedented test of governments’ ability to manage compound risks, as climate hazards disrupt outbreak response around the world. Immediate steps can be taken to minimize climate-attributable loss of life, but climate adaptation also needs a long-term strategy for pandemic preparedness.
Phillips, Carly, Astrid Caldas, Rachel Cleetus, Kristina A. Dahl, Juan Declet-Barreto, Rachel Licker, L. Delta Merner, J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Alexandra L. Phelan, Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Shuchi Talati, Christopher H. Trisos & Colin J. Carlson. 2020. "Compound Climate Risks in the COVID-19 Pandemic." Nature Climate Change 10: 586–588. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0804-2