“My professional career has focused on the risk that climate change poses to our society, but only now am I as focused on how it will affect pandemics like the coronavirus. The CDC has warned that as climate change worsens, so will rates of infectious disease. Pandemics like this one would occur more frequently and more severely.
But there is a solution to this threat.
We can combat climate change, and stop the trajectory that we’re on, by transitioning to clean, renewable energy. It is the only option that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. A clean energy economy is the only path forward.”