Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 15 May 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0804-2 The COVID-19 pandemic will be an unprecedented test of governments’ ability to manage compound risks, as climate hazards disrupt outbreak response around the world. Immediate steps can be taken to minimize climate-attributable loss of life, but climate adaptation also needs a long-term strategy for pandemic preparedness.