"Chances are in the past 18 months you've heard someone exclaim that air travel
is at an all-time low, and how good that must be for the climate.
But scientists have confirmed that despite many industries and human activities
slowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Earth's "vital signs" have actually
worsened over the past two years.
And with catastrophic floods in Europe and India, unprecedented heatwaves in
British Columbia and dozens of wildfires raging across the US west, it's
frighteningly obvious that the climate emergency is not going anywhere.
* Scientists have declared Earth's "vital signs" are worsening, despite a
change in habits because of COVID-19
* Emissions have reached an all-time high even though air traffic has declined
* Australia is an outlier in both setting targets and strategies to reduce
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics