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The New Normal

Coronavirus has changed the world. Here’s how experts think it will affect our lives in five years.

Courtesy Kathy Baughman McLeod
THE NEW NORMAL

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It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get.

We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery. To envision a future altered by coronavirus, Quartz asked dozens of experts for their best predictions on how the world will be different in five years.

Below is an answer from Kathy Baughman McLeod, the director and senior vice president of the Adrienne Arsht–Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council. She previously worked as the global environmental and social risk executive at Bank of America, managing director of climate risk and resilience at The Nature Conservancy, and the energy and climate commissioner of the state of Florida.

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