Short-term politics and human nature shape a bias to address only what’s right in front of us. This is certainly true when we compare public perceptions of the threats posed by coronavirus and climate change.
Because “outbreak” and “pandemic” and any of a dozen high-stakes words accompany dispatches about the deadly novel coronavirus, it’s not surprising that the news media and financial markets respond with alarm to COVID-19.
Still, the critical response leaves scientists, environmental advocates and long-view money managers imploring: Where’s the outrage on any given day for pollution- and temperature-linked deaths (already adding up and projected to increase) from accelerating man-made climate change?
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Hi, I'm Walter, founder and editor of Carbon Creed: a blog and newsletter for people serious about tech and the low carbon economy.