John D. Sutter is a CNN contributor and a National Geographic Explorer. He is director of the forthcoming BASELINE series, which is visiting four locations on the front lines of the climate crisis every five years until 2050. Visit the project’s website or follow him on Instagram. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)The internet has deemed 2020 canceled. And now everyone’s looking for a silver lining.But you know what’s not a silver lining of this pandemic? Fixing the climate crisis. We haven’t fixed it, aren’t fixing it, and the way we’re talking about all of this is gross.You’ve probably seen these headlines — that air pollution and heat-trapping emissions appear to be down as the world economy sits idle. Millions of people are trapped at home while Covid-19, the novel coronavirus, sweeps the globe. We’re not consuming in the way that we normally would. We’re not flying, driving, gathering, meeting — basically, we’re not “doing” at all. And yes, all of these inactions curb pollution — a bit. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The public conversation, online and off, has been too quick to celebrate the unintended consequences of


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