Social Distancing Did The Hard Part For The “Climate Crisis” Or Something

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Social distancing accidentally did the hard part for the climate crisis – now it’s up to us to keep going

Social distancing is totally at odds with human behaviour and the construction of global capitalism. Our entire world is on pause, and yet there are still not enough TV series and podcasts in existence to entertain us. We are working in our bedrooms and doing far too much living in our living rooms but still, boredom is woven into the fabric of our being.

Those of us who once had normal jobs miss the mindless patter of work colleagues at lunch. Those of us who work from home anyway are already bored of the hourly Whatsapp updates from this latest batch of home-workers. All of us are worried about our mental health, the NHS, and the impact quarantining will have on our intimate relationships.

But one unexpected benefit to this otherwise phantasmagorical series of global events is the positive impact global self-isolation and social distancing is having on the environment. Economic activity and global pollution are directly correlated, and so, this period of human hibernation is protecting not only our health, but the health of our planet. For now.

So, except for that whole “people are losing their jobs, small businesses are closing, food is hard to find, almost no one is going anywhere, people won’t be able to pay their bills, etc.” thing. everything is great, right? Of course, this lowered pollution has zero to do with climate change. The canals in Venice being clear, mentioned by Warmist Georgina Lawton, are clear because without all the gondola traffic there is no sediment being stirred up. She forgot to mention that.

Restricting the movement of people in the UK is necessary to halt the spread of this virus, and we’ve got a long road ahead of us. But as our streets go ghostly-quiet and human activity moves indoors, greenhouse emissions will also drop significantly, as they have done around the world. In China, recent measures to control coronavirus have heralded a reduction in industrial output across many sectors: coal consumption at power plants dropped by 36 per cent, satellites have shown that nitrogen oxide levels were 37 per cent lower than this time last year, and emissions overall are down by a quarter.

Because people aren’t working, people are sick, and people are dying. Climate cultists are rather ghoulish, eh?

Millions of us have been forced into lockdown in the UK, and the very fabric of our society has shifted as a result. We have more time than ever to pause and reflect about our own futures, and the role each of us might play in protecting the planet when this is all over. An increased amount of time indoors will push up energy bills and limit movement, and so, somewhat perversely, there’s never been a better time to reassess our individual impact.

Small changes, like switching to eco-friendly kettles that keep your water hotter for longer and LED light bulbs, can make a big difference: studies show boiling double the water you need each time you fancy a coffee produces 71g of CO2 emissions. …..

This is what climate cultists care about, not that those some people will soon not be able to pay the electric bill, much less have coffee. Nor watch Netflix and the power it uses, which she whines about further, because can’t afford Internet. If the power is still on. I kinda doubt most people are reflecting on a tiny increase in “carbon pollution” and the earth’s temperature. They might reflect on the notion that this is what a world with all those climate policies enacted looks like, and that climate cultists are nutjobs, and they want nothing to do with the climate cult anymore

We’re more conscious than ever about tracking human activity to save lives and contain the spread of coronavirus. If the only benefit to this mess is that our greenhouse emissions are lowered and it makes us think more responsibly about the environmental consequences of our actions, then I guess we will have to roll with it. Whether or not these changes stick depends on what we each learn from our time in isolation.

Seriously, this climate cultist thinks there is a benefit to this crazy worldwide shutdown, which is completely overblown. At least she’s not going Extinction Rebellion

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