Regarding the pandemic: Reflections from nature and health sciences
Selection by the Silene Editorial Team 2021
This selection of papers includes reflections on the pandemic from nature, i.e. natural and health sciences, which addresses aspects such as the nature of viruses and their essential role in the biosphere, epidemics as self-regulatory processes, the links between ecosystem destruction and environmental degradation and the spread of pandemics, the recovery of environmental quality due to confinement, etc.
We provide you links to several articles, which we will update throughout this exceptional situation. The selections in each of the four languages on this web page prioritize articles in their own language, which is why they differ. So, we invite you to visit this page in all the languages you may read.
‘Tip of the iceberg’: Is the destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?– John Vidal (18/3/2020)
Covid-19 and the climate emergency – John Sauven (25/3/2020)
One Planet, One Health: Connected through Biodiversity – Vandana Shiva ( 18/3/2020)
COVID-19: Crisis, Hope and Ecological Civilization – Philip Clayton (20/3/2020)
Biodiversity, traditional medicine and public health: where do they meet? – R. Alves & I. Rosa (21/3/2020)
Coronavirus and what we eat – Yonatan Neril (1/4/2020)
The Earth is Telling Us We Must rethink Our Growth Society – Willian E. Rees (10/4/2020)
Global disregard for nature brought on coronavirus pandemic – Jane Goodall (11/4/2020)
Building resilient societies after the Covid-19 pandemic – UNEP (15/5/2020)
The case for degrowth in a time of pandemic – G. Kallis, S. Paulson, G. D’Alisa & F. Demaria (18/5/2020)
Statement on our desire to learn and do better in the post Covid19 world – IFEES/EcoIslam (May 2020)
Coronavirus is a warning tu us to mend our broken relationship with nature – M. Lambertini, E.M. Mrema & M. Neira (17/6/2020)
Meat and pandemics: the suprising link – William Gildea (13/7/2020)
Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in Wuhan, China – Shiyi Cao et al. (30/11/2020)
Where is science going? Interview Prof. Giorgio Agamben (2020)
Parks Journal #27 :Special issue Covid and Protected Area– IUCN WCPA (March 2021)
The human right that benefits nature – Katarina Zimmer (17/3/2021)
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