We need to be acting like the climate crisis is happening right now.
Because Covid can be seen as one of the first indicators of a climate
crisis.” – Michelle Martinez, the statewide coordinator for the Michigan
Environmental Justice Coalition.
Environmental activists have linked the climate crisis and the Covid-19
pandemic, warning that many of the issues the world is grappling with
during the pandemic are likely to reappear and worsen as the direct
impacts of climate change increase.
Climate disruptions like flooding, extreme weather, heat, and polar
vortexes, which are occurring in higher frequencies than ever before,
are connected to the same problems the world is facing during the
pandemic, they say, like healthcare, connectivity, food and life-saving
Martinez emphasized the need for community direct investment for
tackling both crises.