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Old 04-21-2020, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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Humans are locked down; wild animals are getting their space back. Yosemite and other parks are completely closed to people. Coyotes even appear in San Francisco; mountain goats come into town in England. Few people are driving. Oil companies going bankrupt. There are reports that in China air quality improved.

Seems this is pretty good situation for Nature...
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Old 04-21-2020, 12:43 PM
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I saw that on the news. Interesting.

https://www.boredpanda.com/animals-i...mpaign=organic Some more happy animals.
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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With humans in lockdown, animals flourish
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:26 AM
 
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Good and bad are human concepts, not natural ones. The Earth is no better off with or without species. When the sun’s luminosity increases the oceans will evaporate. When it becomes a red giant it will likely swallow the Earth. In other words, nature will be the one to ultimately pull the plug on all living things.

It’s good because we humans are the arbiters of what we deem to be beneficial.
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:03 AM
 
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Humans are locked down; wild animals are getting their space back. Yosemite and other parks are completely closed to people. Coyotes even appear in San Francisco; mountain goats come into town in England. Few people are driving. Oil companies going bankrupt. There are reports that in China air quality improved.

Seems this is pretty good situation for Nature...
But it will be temporary. Lockdowns will end eventually and we humans will resume our bad, bad, baaad pollutin’ ways.

If you want a longer-lasting impact, end the lockdowns and have the virus run its course globally.
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Yeah, plagues are a good thing.
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:38 PM
 
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Air is so much fresher.
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:45 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Now that almost the entire world is experiencing lockdown, nature seems to be reclaiming its glory. It seems to be in its healing mode and we are witnessing a sight to behold. From a huge curb in pollution level, to people coming together and signing in unison, and dolphins coming out and playing in water, mother Earth is showing all the signs that nature is thriving again.

The remaining wilderness areas don't know we're anywhere around. The rural areas have plenty of Nature left and the dolphins are cavorting in the canals of Venice again, not because there's less "pollution" but because they don't have to dodge motor boats.


The only people who think Nature is suffering are those who don't actually get out into it.


Despite 2-3 months of markedly decreased fuel usage, co2 levels continue to rise. Despite 40 years of over-bearing, expensive EPA rules and markedly "cleaner" air, COPD & asthma rates continue to rise.


Have we properly defined "problems?" Are we looking in the wrong places for "solutions?'
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