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Most of the coronavirus articles talk about the planet being the beneficiary of all the lockdowns and almost zero economic activity. However, that’s not entirely correct.
To combat climate change we have to take solid measures. The coronavirus situation is not something that is enforced through proper action. It’s an action that came about forcefully and in an unplanned manner. Remove coronavirus and there would not be clean air, nor there would be statistics showing that poisonous gases in the atmosphere have decreased.
However, to keep the climate change action going, like the article says, we have to learn from the current situation about what works and what’s needed. Most importantly we have to learn what’s unnecessary in each of our lifestyles and the country as a whole. By eliminating the unnecessary stuff we can also eliminate climate change.
Joyce D — By email
In quest of a suitable solution to curbing the spread of the coronavirus, humans seem to have created an equally, if not a toxic issue — that of improper disposable of face masks (“The disposable face masks that you wear may pose a huge environmental risk, scientists warn,” Mar. 13, Gulf Today).
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