Corona virus - the aftermath
Posted: April 11, 2020,
As with most of you, much of my time these days are spent on WhatsApp & longing to get life back to normality. I was forwarded this quote from Arundhati Roy, the celebrated author:
We’ve now seen or read countless number of times what a boon humans staying indoors has been to the environment. People are tweeting about how they can see the Himalayas from Punjab, about 200 kms away. New Delhi saw its PM10 pollution plummet by 44% on day 1 of the lockdown.
What nature really is and how we screwed it up.— Soul of a Warrior (@Deewalia) April 3, 2020
This is Dhauladhar mountain range of Himachal, visible after 30 yrs, from Jalandhar (Punjab) after pollution drops to its lowest level. This is approx. 200 km away straight. #Lockdown21 #MotherNature #Global healing. pic.twitter.com/cvZqbWd6MR
If there is a silver lining in this Corona virus dark cloud, it should be this.
What is the primary source of pollution? It’s the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity and run our transportation system. We now have carbon neutral ways to manage these. 100% of our country’s electricity demand can be met with solar & wind energy at competitive or even cheaper cost. Electric vehicles are still expensive when considering the sticker price, but will be cheaper if subsidies & ongoing operating expenses are taken into consideration.
So what’s holding you back?
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