May 10, 2020

Civilization: Links between climate change, industrial expansion and pandemics

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I recommend this article from ProPublica.

"Metals for iPhones and palm oil for processed foods are among the products that come straight out of South Asian and African emerging disease hot spots. 'We turn a blind eye to the fact that our behavior is driving this,' he said. 'We get cheap goods through Walmart, and then we pay for it forever through the rise in pandemics. It's upside down.'"