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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Did Climate Change Cause The Pandemic?

Could climate change be partly responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic? New research shows that climat...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:38 PM - 11 Feb 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Did Climate Change Cause The Pandemic?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:38 PM - 11 Feb 2021

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Could climate change be partly responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic?

New research shows that climate change is forcing wild animals to migrate from their natural habitats, increasing the risk of coronaviruses jumping from these species to humans.

The study found that around 40 different bat species had relocated to areas of China, Laos and Myanmar as a result of climate change.

Environmental journalist John Gibbons joined us to explain this in our new weekly slot looking at key environmental issues.

Did Climate Change Cause The Pandemic?

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