In a new article as part of the Earth Institute’s Coronavirus coverage, Dr David Maurrasse discusses the role of philanthropy during the pandemic.
Excerpt from the Columbia Climate School State of the Planet:
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact throughout the world. It is a public health and economic crisis that amounts to a super disaster, as it is not confined to a specific geographic area of the country like an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or fire. It has been a truly global experience, which has illuminated as well as exacerbated existing inequities.
The impact of disasters often stimulates philanthropic responses to varying degrees. Given the breadth of the pandemic’s effects, it is not surprising that philanthropic initiatives have been taking form across the United States and globally.