This is an excerpt translated from the original article of De Tijd.
Everything is connected. That is one of the lessons this crisis teaches us. By intervening ever more drastically in our environment, we are exposing ourselves to major negative consequences, from pandemics to a derailing climate. For example, a virus that probably only occurs in wild animals could make the leap to man and produce unknown consequences.
Because everything is connected, the responsibility for this disaster is also shared. Because the environmental degradation thousands of kilometres from here, whether in China or in the Amazon, is also the result of our consumption patterns and our economic choices.