I'm sure everyone is well aware of the touted climate change assertions and I'm sure also that everyone is aware of the "miracles of nature" such as
dolphins returning to the canals of Venice and other such stories.
Now, today it has emerged that a study by the US Harvard University has concluded that air pollution is contributing to covid19 deaths and acute
respiratory distress syndrome, and that even a single particle unit change in air pollution increases the death rate.
The North of Italy, the hardest hit area of the country, is the main industrial area and has had problems with smog for a long time. China as we know
has always had horrific air quality as has Japan. China's pollution is down 25% as a result of the virus.
Research Fellow on the paper Xio Wou says
Results highlighted the need to keep enforcing existing air pollution regulations, and that failure to do so could potentially increase the Covid-19
death toll. They noted that the US Environmental Protection Agency suspended its enforcement of environmental laws on 26 March
Now we've all known for years about air pollution and respiratory illness, hence the reason we've stopped using coal powered power stations etc there
have been hundreds of studies regarding air quality and illness done over the years, so why yet another? We know covid19 is a respiratory type illness
I think most thinking humans would know that hanging around traffic fumes or a coal run factory wouldn't help their condition just like asthmatics so
why would another "study" be necessary?
Today also sees the news that Oil Companies are collapsing due to lack of demand because of coronavirus, but Wind & Solar Companies are booming. Oil
prices are sinking fast and now due to coronavirus, oil is stockpiling forcing companies to cut back on production and has caused a crash of many oil
stocks. Some US oil companies are asking for tariffs on imported oil
OBERON SOLAR TEXAS
This global price/tarrif war mainly between Saudi Arabia and Russia, has caused oil producers in parts of the USA to fall to back up measures i.e.
solar & wind power. Texas has paved the way for a big boom in solar power with an industrial size solar power farm across the Permian Basin. This boom
being seen as a threat to fossil fuel reliant industries.
Solar Power Texas
You may be forgiven for thinking "well this is a great idea and a great step forward for the planet" except.....what if you discovered that the
coronavirus pandemic was a cover for such nefarious dodgy dealing and pushing through of climate change agendas? This was a question put to me by a
friend and got me thinking....long and hard. The reduction worldwide of flights and ground traffic is already being seen as a good thing and various
EU Agencies are calling for ways to formulate a far more sustainable manufacturing process after the covid 19 ceases.
Merce Hungary says:_
An Opportunity to Rethink Capitalism
We can be pleased that the environmental and air pollution caused by excessive capitalist production is decreasing as a side-effect of the epidemic.
This experience can serve as an inspiration for creating a world based on a fairer distribution of property and goods, with the aim of ensuring the
livelihood of the inhabitants of our planet in a sustainable manner.
Der Spiegel Germany says:-
Global Warming is a much bigger threat (than coronavirus)
The further away the presumed consequences of inaction seem to be - both in time and space - the less willing we humans are to change our behaviour.
... So our long-known cognitive distortions make the one thing seem more threatening than the other. In spite of the fact that from a global and
human-historical perspective precisely the opposite is the case: the climate crisis and species extinction are far more threatening to humanity than
one more viral disease, however threatening and potentially fatal this disease may be. ... It is the task of politicians to draw the necessary
conclusions from these facts. And also to finally take action against the climate crisis
Even the World Economic Forum is in there with how "Our responses to climate change and the Coronavirus are linked"
And the list goes on
Now I'm not willing to say that this pandemic was
created for the sole purpose of saving the planet, but I have some serious doubts that after
this first (possibly of many) lockdown is lifted, life will NOT go back to how it was. There is the overwhelming possibility that many people may
never return to work in the sense they did before but as it appears many jobs can be done from home, perhaps that will become the norm? Savings costs
and of course reducing air pollution from transport. Some cruise lines are in danger of going under already, so one outcome of this could be that
cruising and all its inherent pollution also stops. Perhaps globally health services will drastically improve and be appreciated far more than some
were. Maybe countries such as the USA would see a reduction in the number of tropical cyclones hurricanes and other climate disasters?
Clearly, from what I have read and researched, many agencies are certainly using this pandemic for their own platforms....but maybe that's a good
idea? Maybe it IS time for society to change??
edit on 7-4-2020 by PhyllidaDavenport because: (no reason given)