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Coronavirus is a wake-up call: our war with the environment is leading to pandemics


The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world is a crisis of our own making.

That’s the message from infectious disease and environmental health experts, and from those in planetary health – an emerging field connecting human health, civilisation and the natural systems on which they depend.

They might sound unrelated, but the COVID-19 crisis and the climate and biodiversity crises are deeply connected.

Each arises from our seeming unwillingness to respect the interdependence between ourselves, other animal species and the natural world more generally. MORE

Header image: Land use changes forced chimpanzees and bats near human food resources. Credit: Shutterstock.

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