Covid-19 is not a mere oversight or an inconvenient accident; it is a result of the actions we have taken to build a world that is both inequitable and divisive
The link of these disparate events to climate change is incontrovertible
It is also important to note that their pain has not gone unnoticed - trains have been started to bring migrants back home
Today, these 'invisible' people have become visible
What is clear is that this joy of nature has come at enormous and unacceptable human cost to millions in the world
What we should be really thinking about is the collective vulnerability of our world
What should countries like India do, with limited testing facilities and even more limited public health infrastructures?
Most of us take comfort from the fact that we can get water from our taps and if we find that this is not clean enough, we simply switch to buying and drinking bottled water
Water can be recycled and re-used and thus we may not have water wars. The real challenge is ensuring the sustainability of the water-supply systems
The fact is climate change is real; it is happening and it is making the poor in our world more marginalised.
The fact is that so much of this virus transference is happening because of our dystopian relationship with the natural world
This insect grows exponentially and an average locust swarm, believe it or not, can have 8 million critters, which can devour as much food in one day as 2,500 people or 10 elephants
When people move to cities and countries, there is tension between "insiders" and "outsiders"
In this decade, we have realised that climate change is not in the distant future. It is happening and its impact will only grow
New games are being played out to circumvent action - or at least to find ways to do as little as possible and as cheaply as possible