Covid-19 and climate change – the defining challenges of our generation


Thirty-six years ago, in ReykjavÍk, Gorbachev and Reagan had a historic meeting which heralded the beginning of the end of the cold war. Although discussions at that summit collapsed at the last minute, talks resumed in 1987 and the resolve of those two courageous leaders ultimately lifted the threat of nuclear war globally.

They rose to a defining challenge of their generation and their collaboration gave us hope.

Do we now find ourselves staring into the face of the defining challenge of our generation as we look at Covid-19? Or has it been stalking us for the past few decades in the guise of global warming?

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