This isn’t the time to let environmental protection and monitoring slip
In an opinion piece for the CBC, Vince Palace argues that even during COVID-19 lockdowns, reliable datasets are still needed to effectively model and predict what the environment’s future will look like.
“To coin a now-hackneyed phrase, these are unprecedented times for humanity. And, indeed, for the environments in which we live.
With vast swathes of populations now spending much of their time at home, one might assume a net win for the environment — with cleaner air and clearer waterways. But while governments have mobilized resources and shifted priorities like never before, the protection of the environment has seemingly slipped in priority in some jurisdictions.”