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A global pandemic that is claiming people’s lives certainly should not be a way of bringing about environmental change either. For one thing, it is far from certain how lasting this dip in emissions will be. When the pandemic eventually subsides, will carbon and pollutant emissions “bounce back” so much that it will be as if this clear-skied interlude never happened? Or could the changes we see today have a more persistent effect?

Nichola Ramchurjee is a biodiversity/natural resources activist. With determination, she pursued her passion at the University of Mysore, India earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. She has more than 10 years of experience in research, biodiversity and natural resources conservation, remediation and data analytics. She explores social aspects in her environmental work and has published numerous research articles and books.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund. WNYC is a media partner of the 2020 BPL Presents Season.

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