On Thursday, May 21 at 19:30 GMT:
With main cities under coronavirus lockdowns, ecosystems around the world have been healing. Smog-free air, cleaner waterways and drastic drops in carbon emissions have become a rallying point for many environmental activists who say that change is possible. Emissions of carbon dioxide – the main contributor to global warming – are predicted to drop by a record 8% globally this year, according to the International Energy Agency.
But scientists say the clear skies and other improvements will be short-lived and have minimal effect on global warming as economies begin to reopen. And as many nations look to bounce back from economic turmoil, action on climate change may not be the highest priority for governments. In this episode of The Stream, we will look at the potential effect of the pandemic on environmental policy and tackling the global climate emergency. Join the conversation.
Gelareh Darabi, @GelarehDarabi
Science, environment & climate correspondent, AJ
Source: Al Jazeera