What Corona Virus and Climate Change Have in Common

As we invest in infrastructure to stimulate our economy out of the corona crisis, we should be doing it to make our society more resilient against both pandemics and climate change. We should use tax incentives to make it incredibly beneficial for every utility to decarbonize their power generation and shift to wind, solar and other renewables. Once the grid is carbon-free or close to it, every electric car becomes carbon-free, every electric-powered building becomes carbon-free and every electric-powered factory becomes carbon-free. That makes us physically more fit and economically more resilient.

In both cases, we need to worry less about the markets and more about Mother Earth's overriding dominance.

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