Editorial: The COVID-19 pandemic's transformation of human relationships with nature at multiple scales
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Frontiers in Sustainable Cities
The World Health Organization denotes March 11, 2020, as the official start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though millions of people worldwide had already been living under severe restrictions by that point, this date marked the start of a global lockdown period that was often described as "unprecedented." This period was marked by pain—the loss of life and suffering of millions, but also fear—of unabated transmission, stressed healthcare systems, and strained and scarce resources. Further, the pandemic intersected with pre-existing vulnerabilities and axes of inequality, including by race, class, geography, and (dis)ability status; the impacts of this tragedy are highly uneven (Fortuna et al., 2020).
Keywordshuman-nature relationship; COVID-19 pandemic; environmental disturbances; stewardship; pro-environment behavior
Sachdeva, Sonya; Campbell, Lindsay Kathleen; Johnson, Michelle Leigh; Svendsen, Erika S. 2022. Editorial: The COVID-19 pandemic's transformation of human relationships with nature at multiple scales. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. 4: 100457. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2022.1003979.