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Is the human destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?

As coronavirus infects more and more people globally, the question becomes why now? Why has the pandemic began now? Could it be that increasing levels of climate change and continued destruction of the environment are to blame?
Health , Nature

No, destruction of the environment did not cause the coronavirus pandemic

While COVID-19 is devastating, it is not caused by environmental destruction.

Pandemics happen

The Plague, Spanish influenza... Pandemics have happened periodically throughout history. Explore

The wildlife trade caused the pandemic

The trading of illegal wildlife is worth over a billion dollars. It was this that caused the pandemic, not the destruction of the environment. Explore

Yes, destruction of the environment caused the coronavirus pandemic

If it weren't for the things humankind is doing to devastate the environment, the coronavirus outbreak wouldn't have happened.

Eating meat

Eating meat, something that is extremely negative for the environment, caused the coronavirus outbreak. Explore

Destruction of the environment

By not taking care of the planet, we are not taking care of ourselves. Explore
This page was last edited on Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020 at 12:29 UTC