Director of the Institute of Virology at Charité, Christian Drosten, states that we can only speak of lessons from the first wave in Europe. It can cause great harm if politicians use the dynamics of a pandemic for political messages.
An analysis has revealed a loss of functional and compositional diversity in Alpine bird communities. This trend is likely connected to rising temperatures and changes in land use.
A new analysis of period life expectancy around the world shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.
Observations suggest smaller warming effects of brown carbon than published model assessments.
Researchers found consistent evidence for a 2-2.5-fold population-level increase in SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with influenza during the period of co-circulation.
Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is associated with a markedly lower likelihood.
Evolving modelling practices are trending towards “best-case” projections. Researchers warn that over-optimistic expectations of climate engineering may reinforce the inertia with which industry and politics have been addressing decarbonisation.
A study provides evidence that the desire to be perceived higher up in the social structure than, in fact, income would suggest, is a significant driver of climate-damaging consumption.
Governments that follow loose pandemic policies to limit economic damage perform significantly worse in terms of public support, especially when Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
Up to 31 percent of plastic exported for recycling not recycled at all.