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The Pandemic – Good, Bad and Ugly for the Environment


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    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Good-> Air pollution has dropped dramatically with stay-at-home orders curbing land and air travel drastically.

    Bad-> Money DESPERATELY needed to be spent on renewable energy will be missing due to the coming Second Great Depression.

    Ugly-> Once again, like the pandemic, we will be caught flat footed as climate change races onward, destroying the oceans, terrestrial flora and fauna and the atmosphere.

    IT AIN’T LOOKIN’ GOOD boys and girls. Maybe “the aliens” will come to our rescue – or just keep laughing at us. Don’t laugh, it’s really that bad.

    #3645596
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    We can do hard things.

    #3645607
    David U
    Spectator

    @the-family-guy

    I’m just drinking scotch.  Seems to help.

    #3646916
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    David, taking your lead I’ve been sampling my 18 year old Aberlour Scotch for the last few days. And you’re keerect, it does improve one’s mood – markedly so. I bless my nephew for that gift of excellent Scotch.  Beats the heck out of Cutty Sark.

     

     

    #3647000
    David U
    Spectator

    @the-family-guy

    LOL.  Atta Boy.

    #3650306
    Daniel M
    BPL Member

    @danielmartinez

    Very surprised to see no new comments. I know things could potentially get a little heated depending on what you are but no opinions on what’s been going on is pretty surprising. I can appreciate people staying focused on the intention of this forum though…other forums seem to more active in discussing recent events and how it revolves around their hobbies/interests

    #3650313
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    It’s pretty dead here.

    #3650321
    rubmybelly!
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    Plenty of discussion in chaff.

    #3650334
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Chaff is Life.

    #3650753
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    I read a VERY depressing Washington Post news item on my phone. Former CIA officials say the social unrest they are seeing here, AND the heavy handed presidential response, is disturbingly similar to what they have seen in 3rd world countries that were “circling the drain”.

    Hopefully our nation has the fortitude to rise above bad leadership and during the elections make a REAL difference. Then perhaps we will have enlightened legislators pass the laws that can, like a rising tide, “lift all boats”.

    Election finance reform, redistricting reform, lobbying reform, “revolving door” from legislator to lobbyist reform, income tax code reform, minimum wage reform, health care reform,

    And finally, and perhaps foremost, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REFORM.

    We as a nation are aching for these changes. If they do NOT come we are in for much more difficult times.

    So VOTE, be ACTIVISTS and BE INFORMED.

    Ancient Athenian saying, attributed to Pericles: “We say that a man who ‘minds his own business’ has no business here at all as a citizen.”

    Don’t just ‘mind your own business’, mind your COUNTRY’S business.

    #3650754
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Why do you think your generation didn’t do better?

    #3650764
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    lol

    #3650929
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Seriously Craig. Eric’s generation has been running the show for the last 40 years.

    #3650939
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    Maybe Eric’s (my) generation will have to die off

    Maybe circumstances with viruses and police killing people and a con man in the white house will create enough clarity that there will be enough people to make some changes

    #3650973
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Or not.  Nothing really seems to change.  Hard to be optimistic

    #3651029
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    I have a hard time imagining that the changes necessary to steer things in a truly sustainable direction are compatible with the ideas we have about freedom in the United States.

    #3651030
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Me too

    #3651032
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    Sacrifice.

    What’s ironic is that our innate desire for fair treatment is a large part of what’s hindering us.  Say we decide, for the collective good, that doing ________ has to end.  The second word gets out that a single person- or another other country- is still doing _______, the whole thing collapses.

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