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The Anthropause: did lockdown let Earth breathe or create false comfort?

Experts from Wits have expressed hope and horror in equal measure

24 November 2021 - 19:22

When the global village was locked down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a brief window when the environment was relatively free of human activity.

That era, called the Anthropause by scientists, led to some genuine gains, such as a huge drop in carbon emissions and air pollution...

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