How Will the Pandemic Affect Our Response to the Climate Crisis?

CAMPO RESERVATION - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of wind turbines at the Kumeyaay Wind Project on the Campo Reservation on September 1, 2006 outside of San Diego, California. The wind farm produces about 50 megawatts of power which will service approxiamtely 30,000 customers around San Diego and is the largest wind farm in the United States on Native American lands. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Thanks to shelter-in-place orders, we car-lovin’ Californians are driving 75% less, according to one recent estimate from UC Davis. That's good for the environment in the short term, but it's not a sustainable way to lower emissions in the long term.

So what does this pandemic mean for the environment — and will it cause the Bay Area to step up its efforts to stave off the climate crisis, or pull back?

Guest: Kevin Stark, KQED science reporter

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