Here’s what’s happening on our planet.

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  • How might climate change affect the spread of viruses?
    According to Medical News Today, in the coming decades, ecological degradation, rising temperatures, and extreme weather events could intensify the threats to human health posed by viruses.

  • Cop26 climate talks postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic
    Climate Home News reports that the UN has postponed a critical summit meant to jumpstart global climate action until 2021 as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push
    The Associated Press reports that the Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change.

  • In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat
    According to Yahoo News, in a world desperate for good news about the coronavirus, a dip in global carbon emissions caused by the outbreak’s economic downturn might be seen as a silver lining. But climate scientists and policy experts aren’t encouraged.

  • The Great Barrier Reef likely just experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record
    CNN reports that Australia's Great Barrier Reef has likely experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record, according to a US government scientist who monitors the world's coral reefs...And scientists say that the rapid warming of the planet due to human emissions of heat-trapping gases are to blame.

  • Climate Change Push Fuels Split On Coronavirus Stimulus
    NPR reports that clean energy and climate advocates say the huge stimulus bill Congress is negotiating should address not only the economy, but also climate change. But a split over that appears to have contributed to delays in passing the bill.

  • Air pollution falls as coronavirus slows travel, but scientists warn of longer-term threat to climate change progress
    CNBC reports that the unintended air pollution declines from the virus outbreak are just temporary, experts say. But the pandemic’s unintended climate impact offers a glimpse into how countries and corporations are equipped to handle the slower-moving but destructive climate change crisis. So far, researchers warn that the world is ill-prepared.

  • In the Face of a Pandemic, Climate Activists Reevaluate Their Tactics
    According to Inside Climate News, climate change is front and center in the 2020 election, but the advent of the coronavirus has advocacy groups treading carefully and moving campaigns online.

  • Planet is 'way off track' in dealing with climate change, UN report says
    According to USA Today, the planet is "way off track" in dealing with climate change, a new United Nations report says, and experts declared that climate change is a far greater threat than the coronavirus.

  • There's an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet
    CNN reports that factories were shuttered and streets were cleared across China's Hubei province as authorities ordered residents to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It seems the lockdown had an unintended benefit -- blue skies.