We share the document “Agroecology in times of COVID-19”, prepared by Miguel A. Altieri and Clara Inés Nicholls from the University of California, Berkeley and the Latin American Center for Agroecological Research (CELIA). Fragment “Most of our global problems: energy and water shortages, environmental degradation, climate change, economic inequality, food insecurity and others, cannot be tackled in isolation, as these problems are interconnected and interdependent.
Reducing deforestation and the exploitation of wildlife are the first steps to be taken to break the chain of disease emergence.At the end of 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in rural Guinea, a group of children were playing Near a hollow tree they came across a small colony of bats that inhabited it.
With many parts of the world taking their first steps to recover from the COVID-19 lockdowns, the discussion has shifted to what kind of world we will return to, what limitations will govern our behaviors and interactions in the future, and what effects they will have on all aspects of Our lives. The business world has already experienced major disruption and disruption as a result of the virus.
Despite mounting pressure for bailout resources to be used to tackle climate change, most of the money spent so far to overcome the covid-19 pandemic has been used to keep the economy going, according to However, what comes next may be more important for the climate, as governments move into emergency mode and start planning and spending money on a post-COVID-19 recovery.
Imagine it's 2035. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its infighting over masks and economic and political collapse, feels like a bad dream. With the help of a vaccine, the world finally escaped the new coronavirus, so you hear something on the news. A mysterious virus is spreading abroad.
The problem is not that everyone can have an opinion. That is an inalienable right. What is not a right is impunity to lie, to download an endless stream of fake news, lies, falsehoods. And less than in the name of press freedom they exercise scandalous debauchery to irresponsibly misinform, mounted in media terrorism campaigns.
It is a question that is asked in homes around the world. Like other infectious diseases, recovery time can vary from person to person, but experts recommend that people follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Increasing demand for animal protein, unsustainable agricultural practices, exploitation of wildlife and climate change are some of the causes of the growing trend of viral diseases that pass from animals to humans causing great devastation, COVID-19 is one more example in a long list that includes Ebola, MERS, HIV-AIDS and SARS, among others.
As people were forced to stay in their homes with nationwide lockouts across much of the world earlier this year to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, our collective carbon footprint began to decline. In April, daily global carbon emissions fell by 17.
We share the reflections of Dr. Nicholls, Honorary President of SOCLA, in the framework of the cycle "Agroecology for resilience before emerging crises" launched by the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA) as part of the activities of the VIII Latin Congress American Agroecology.
The largest German meat factory, Tönnies, came to break the peace that Merkel had achieved in her German herd. The lady even allowed herself to give a lecture on how contagions evolve, while (almost) the whole world was falling apart due to the coronavirus. Her conservative government - we are not going to forget now the boot that it imposed to crush the autonomy plebiscite for Greece's debt, exactly 5 years ago, nor the role that Angela Merkel had in the tricorne of power when the European continent collapsed with debts in 2008-, she launched a series of bailout programs and quasi-socialist social aid, with so many euros followed by zeros that it is impossible to give it dimension.
Containment measures to prevent the pandemic from spreading will continue into 2021, while the true turning point is expected to be achieved with a vaccine. Confinement is one of the measures that has managed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak to avoid saturation of health systems and to be able to provide medical care to those who need it.
The elderly can become depressed and anxious. In this time of isolation, it is essential to have company, even from a distance, and a routine of activities. During the quarantine, there were several videos on the internet of seniors "fleeing" from their homes. Although they were funny scenes, there is an alert there.
What does the coronavirus tell us about ourselves as a human species, about our dominant economic and technological paradigms, and about Earth? A small virus has “confined” the world, paralyzed the world economy, claimed the lives of thousands of people and the livelihoods of millions more.
The use of gloves, masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment against COVID-19, as well as containers, screens and bags has increased, all derived from plastic. Faced with the fear of contagion, this disposable material, which from 2021 was going to suffer greater restrictions of use in many countries, resurfaces to protect us, but at the cost of continuing to damage the environment.
Tree rings, ice cores and sediment deposits could see changes in pollution during the global shutdown from the pandemic. In 2017, researchers from several universities used advanced laser-based technology to look inside ice cores drawn from the top of the Alps.
Many investigations have looked at animals as possible carriers of the virus and responsible for contagion to humans. But the truth is that scientists are not sure that this is the case. All the data collected indicates that domestic animals have been, as on other occasions, collateral and anecdotal victims of this pandemic.
In theory, we should now all understand why it is important to wash hands, wear masks, and maintain good hygiene practices during a pandemic, to prevent the spread of the virus. But nothing really brings the point home as effectively as a good old-fashioned demo. Japan's public broadcast network NHK has really taken the cake in a new video that has gone viral.
In popular culture, bats are routinely portrayed as vile creatures, the minions of the forces of evil, such as vampires. True to form, bats have made headlines again as potentially deadly animals. Namely, they have been highlighted as the possible host of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which jumped to humans in China late last year.
Achieving the vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus could be a near reality, but for this, controlled infection studies in people must be carried out. An international team is now calling for a consensus that takes into account the social value of these trials and the balance between risks and benefits.
“There is no progress. What is gained on one side is lost on the other. Since we do not know what we lost, we believe that we won ”Jaques LacanThe virus that afflicts humanity today has completely transformed the world. For better and / or for worse, what is coming will be different from what we knew… We realize that in just over 4 months of slowing down human activity, a number of surprising news about environmental resilience are beginning to appear.