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Coronavirus is a warning to us to mend our broken relationship with nature | Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira

17.06.2020
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The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economyCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn 1997, a large area of rainforest in south-east Asia was burned to the ground to make way for palm oil plantations. A combination of deforestation, forest fires and drought are believed to have forced hundreds of fruit bats away from their natural habitats towards fruit orchards planted in close proximity to intensive pig farms. These conditions led to the emergence of the Nipah virus, which spilled over from infected bats to pigs, and from pigs to pig farmers. Over the next two years, the disease would kill more than 100 people. This should have served as a warning.Now, 20 years later, we are facing a health crisis of an altogether different scale, with Covid-19 causing the most tragic health, social and economic crisis in living memory. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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