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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

Expressions of Global Ecological and Societal Misbalances

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

climate change, bio-degeneration, and the ongoing pollution of nature, new steps for bridging the natural and the human sciences are a conditio sine qua non for understanding the complexity of the multidimensionality of critical situations that demand

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Editorial Introduction

The Cases of India, South Africa, and Brazil

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

on the south and east sides of São Palo, which are predominantly occupied by Afro-Brazilians. Coincidentally, these are the regions most affected by heavy rains, pollution and drought events. … Both climate change and the pandemic underscore a

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The Case of Brazil

Coloniality and Pandemic Misgovernance as Necropolitical Tools in the Amazon

Vanessa Boanada Fuchs

pandemic, I want to stress the fact that forest fires produce smoke pollution that reduces the air quality in the Amazon by 53 percent on average annually during the dry season; air pollution peaks between the months of August and September. Since 2017

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The Societal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Explained via Three Frameworks

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

comprehension of the nature and dynamics of societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The same holds true for the in-depth and comprehensive understanding of other crisis situations, for example climate change, bio-degeneration, nature pollution, and the global

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The Case of India

A Moral Foundation for the Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Society in the World's Largest Democracy

Sony Pellissery, Vijay Paul, Khushi Srivastava, and Drishti Ranjan

themselves from disease, pollution, or uncleanliness, or when there is talk or impurity. It addresses the “broader challenge of living in a world of pathogens and parasites” ( Haidt 2013: 179 ). In other words, this MFT pillar is important when it comes to