We’re flattening the coronavirus curve. We can flatten the climate curve, too.

A.R. Ravishankara and  Mary M. Glackin, Washington Post, May 19 2020

Flatten the curve! Flatten the curve! It has become a rallying cry for dealing with the novel coronavirus across the world. This approach appears to be largely endorsed, being accepted and being acted upon to different degrees in most parts of the world. And, importantly, we can see that it is having the intended effect.

Which makes us, as meteorologists and climate scientists, wonder: Can this approach be used successfully to address our climate change challenge?


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