As I am sure it is for you, the proliferation of Covid-19 has turned my life upside down. My family is isolating at home, the news is never-ending and perpetually grim, and the future is unclear. It’s a strange and tragic time, but I also see an important opportunity.
Humanity’s response to coronavirus offers a once-in-a-lifetime teachable moment, especially as it relates to the environmental crisis, a blanket term I use to categorize everything from ocean pollution to species extinction to global warming. Now before you jump to conclusions and write me off as an opportunist trying to relate their seemingly unrelated cause to this global pandemic, hear me out. I feel this lesson is too important not to discuss.