It is too soon to tell what effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on climate change. However, this devastating situation has taught a valuable lesson by showing what is possible when we collectively take action. Just as we are banding together to flatten the curve of the virus’ trajectory, we can also work to bend the curve of climate change’s worst outcomes. Here in Princeton, we are a small piece of these solutions, but, as we are seeing today, a commitment for each of us is necessary for addressing global challenges.
By Molly Jones