Sustaining Orange County: UC Irvine professor on parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change

UC Irvine professor of Earth system science Michael Prather, contributor to the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said, “What this pandemic could have done in one year, unmitigated climate change will do over 100 years. Economy collapse, increased inequality, death. The only difference is that we are actually responding to this pandemic and mitigating it. We’re not doing that for climate change.”