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An article by Steve Winkelman commences as follows:
Don’t just do something, stand there! Few of us could have imagined that a key strategy to save millions of lives was to just stay put. (Practitioners of meditation and mindfulness were probably better prepared.)
Billions of us, indeed are staying home, avoiding travel and driving shorter distances. We are figuring out which trips are truly essential, what we can afford and which travel modes and patterns are safest. At the same time, millions of people do not have the choice to work from home or the luxury to stay put. And that exacerbates longstanding structural inequalities pertaining to race and income.
The full article, linked below, is the second in a series by Steve Winkelman for Green Resilience that explores how lessons from the pandemic response might help accelerate climate action. This article focuses on the greenhouse gas emissions of transportation, the ongoing debate about how much density is causing transmission of the coronavirus, and more.