Global Expert Says Pandemic Is a Call to Action for Solutions to Tackling the Climate Crisis


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Monday, July 6, 2020


How is the Coronavirus pandemic affecting Climate Change? How do we give up fossil fuels when energy is connected to everything? Global economic growth is driven by consumer consumption, but unfortunately, that consumption is also polluting our planet.

There are many lessons we can learn about Climate Change from the pandemic.  For example, many of the new protocols that governments and communities are now using to flatten the curve could also work to tackle climate change. Roland Kupers is the author of  A Climate Policy Revolution – What the Science of Complexity Reveals about Saving Our Planet.Kupers is an advisor on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, as well as a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Amsterdam.  The Global Search for Education invited Kupers to share “10 Ways the Pandemic Helps to Fight the Climate Crisis.” 

Even in normal times, living with any mental health illness can be challenging.  Then came COVID-19. How do you get through a pandemic when you have a mental health condition?  Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry.  He is the director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine and director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University. In addition to his work on illness anxiety, hypochondriasis, obsessive compulsive disorder, and somatoform disorders, Fallon is recognized internationally for his research on neurologic and neuropsychiatric Lyme disease. He is the author of Conquering Lyme Disease – Science Bridges the Great Divide.  In the video, “Coping Tips for COVID-19”, Fallon shares practical tips to help those with depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses during the pandemic.


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