Eventorum – Why go Back?

Humanity’s grip on the planet eases… In The Guardian Article “‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls’, a series of then and now pictures are presented, contrasting major urban areas before and during the COVID-19 driven lockdowns. I think the article’s title sums it nicely. The only question is, why would we want to go back to the “before?” If humanity is as clever as claims to be, we will find a way to embrace the new and sustain ourselves.

Image: New Delihi’s India Gate war memorial on 17 October 2019 and on 8 April 2020. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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Eventorum – Recycling Nada

“It’s not that easy being green,” laments Oscar the Grouch and recyclers alike… National Public Radio’s Goats and Soda Program reports (13 March 2019): Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn’t Want It?

As I argue in Provocations #8 – Plastic Patches (April 14, 2018), it is time to ban plastic. The image above is of the Citarum River in Indonesia. Care for a swim?

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