Nature is sending us a message

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.

Barbara Ward

Nature is sending us a message : Interconnectivity is a source for our survival. As 2020 draws to an end Nature invites us to take this time to listen, look, reflect and learn. With the pandemic this year, humans across the world have been forced to slow down – take stock – and hopefully hear the voice of nature calling.


Coronavirus: ‘Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief

Written byEnvironment editor Damian Carrington  The Guardian. 25 March 2020

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/coronavirus-nature-is-sending-us-a-message-says-un-environment-chief


David Attenborough’s warning: are humans responsible for pandemics? | Extinction: The Facts – BBC

Nature prompts hope during pandemic

Written by Alex McMaster The Irish Times. 14 Jan 2020

Brent Geese in flight at the Kilcoole Marshes, Wicklow in December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Link: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/nature-prompts-hope-during-pandemic


The positive impacts on the environment since the coronavirus lockdown began

Written by David Child. Evening Standard. 3 April 2020

Lockdown in London and other cities across the world has seen streets deserted and air pollution levels fall / PA

Link:
www.standard.co.uk/news/world/positive-impact-environment-coronavirus-lockdown


How NATURE Is THRIVING During COVID-19

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Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long?

Written by Global Environment Editor @jonathanwatts. The Guardian. 9 April 2020

Coyotes have recently been spotted on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. 
Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/09/climate-crisis-amid-coronavirus-lockdown-nature-bounces-back-but-for-how-long


Covid-19 or the pandemic of mistreated biodiversity

This article is published by theconversation.com/uk, 29 April 2020
In collaboration with researchers from the ISYEB (Institute for Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity of the National Museum of Natural History, Sorbonne Université).

The ‘One Health’ initiative seeks to promote optimal health for people, animals and the environment. Wikipedia

Link: https://theconversation.com/covid-19-or-the-pandemic-of-mistreated-biodiversity-136447


Nature is taking back Venice’: wildlife returns to tourist-free city

Written by John Brunton in Venice. The Guardian. 20 Mar 2020

Seaweed can be seen in clear waters in Venice as a result of the stoppage of motorboat traffic. 
Photograph: Andrea Pattaro/AFP via Getty Images

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/20/nature-is-taking-back-venice-wildlife-returns-to-tourist-free-city


Coronavirus: Good for the environment? 

DW News

What the world looks like when humans stay home

PBS NewsHour

COVID-19 and nature are linked.
So should be the recovery

Written by Marie Quinney Specialist, Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum. 14 Apr 2020

Half of the world’s GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature.
Image: REUTERS/Yves Herman – RC2R3G9I74XK

Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/covid-19-nature-deforestation-recovery/


‘The Great Experiment’: Earth Day in the middle of a pandemic

ABC News

COVID-19 has helped the environment, but it can’t save us from climate change

Written by Peter Soroye, Jeremy Kerr, Tim Newbold. World Economic forum. 23 June 2020
This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation

Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/covid-19-nature-deforestation-recovery/


We need IMMEDIATE action to stop extinction crisis, David Attenborough – BBC

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

Robert Swan

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