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Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Be Good for the Environment?

Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Be Good for the Environment?

Archaeological research into environmental impacts of the Black Death in Eurasia and historic pandemics among Native Americans during European colonization may provide answers to possible impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

SAPIENS host Chip Colwell interviews Elic Weitzel, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Connecticut, about his recent article for SAPIENS that considers how the global pandemic may impact climate change—for better or for worse.

 

Elic Weitzel is currently working on his dissertation on the environmental effects of the Black Death in 14th-century Eurasia and the depopulation of Native Americans in the wake of European colonization. Read his SAPIENS article: “Are Pandemics Good for the Environment?

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