This article talks about what the coronavirus means for the future of climate change. It talks about how currently it may be helping climate change because everyone is staying inside and not going to work so the air is strikingly cleaner and there is drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels around the world. Although this sounds like a good thing, there are a lot of affects that this could have negatively on the earth later because this is actually not good for climate change. For example, there is going to be a global oil demand, there will be a stall for the shift to clean energy, and gatherings of world leaders to address the climate crisis also have been delayed or canceled, so everything is being stopped or pushed back which is not good because climate change is working against time.
This is an Op-Ed because it expresses the opinion of the author that is not affiliated with the publication’s editorial board. The author gives their opinion on the coronavirus affecting climate change by starting with the few good positive things and ending with the multiple negative things. Also, it is in the opinion section of the New York Times so it is opinion based of the author.