Opinion

Australia must learn the lessons of this pandemic when it comes to climate change

By John Blackburn
Updated April 21 2021 - 2:21am, first published April 20 2021 - 7:25pm
We cannot quarantine ourselves from climate change. Picture: Shutterstock

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a global lack of resilience as a result of a collective failure to assess and act on national risks and vulnerabilities in the face of a rapidly changing world. The pandemic has also exposed both unrealistic social expectations and political leadership shortfalls in coming to grips with the crisis, as opposed to managing prosperity.

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