COVID-19, Climate Change and Emergency Politics

What can the COVID-19 pandemic teach us about handling the climate crisis? Listen to this new podcast with Ingrid Rieser and her ‘Forest of Thought’ podcast.

We’ve seen that governments have not hesitated to take bold action when faced with this virus – by going into lockdowns and declaring states of emergency. Should we respond in a similar way to climate change? Or does emergency politics risk narrowing our field of view and undermine our democracies? Joining us in the Forest of Thought is Professor of Human Geography, Mike Hulme.