Pollution Drops From Covid-19

In years to come we will be all able to sit down and reminince about the covid-19 effects. The lockdowns, hardship, business crisis and panic buying. Something the younger population who are now living through it will be able to tell their children. But is there another upside from this horrific situation.

Who would have thought the recent activity surrounding climate change; Greta Thunberg, airlines and cruise ships would have such a profound about face in less than four weeks. The skies above Chinese cities were clear of pollution for the first time in years, aircraft were grounded with nowhere to fly to, cruise liners were starved of passengers and laid up. Tourist locations overrun with too many visitors have a change to catch their breath. Economic hardship abounds yet the economic and medical crisis has achieved more in a couple of weeks than Greta could have ever dreamed of.

And who would have thought you wouldn’t be able to buy a toilet roll in the whole wide world. Ryanair are to offer to sell people toilet rolls as they stopped flying. The catch – you had to collect them from an airport and buy a Boeing 737 to go with them.

Farmers with milk herds wondered what has hit them as demand went through the roof. Convincing Daisy to produce five times the output within 24 hours took some doing. But at the same time coffee shops stopped ordering milk. People with loyalty cards for coffee shops face the possibility they could be one point short of a free coffee when the coffee shop went bust. Now’t necessarily to do with Config-19; I already have four of these beggars from the past so I thought it worth a mention.

One encouraging sign is the educational values being reinstalled in children. The reality of the effect of a pandemic on society, good and bad, could have long term impact on attitude and collective responsibility, something to an extent has been lost on recent generations.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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