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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:52 PM

NASA images show dramatic drop in China pollution during production slowdown (coronavirus)

Dramatic satellite images show a sharp decline in pollution over China due to the production slowdown during the coronavirus. Wowó look at that lovely blue! They also saw a decrease in nitrogen oxide levels.

Is it possible we still have time to reverse climate change if such a dramatic effect can be seen by a production slow down? What if we were able to slow down pollution across the entire planet by massive and fast investment in clean energy? Uphill battle but seeing this dramatic difference in pollution levels gave me some hope.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51691967?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_campaign=bbcnews

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Reply NASA images show dramatic drop in China pollution during production slowdown (coronavirus) (Original post)
crimycarny Mar 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #1
crimycarny Mar 2020 #3
klook Mar 2020 #2
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #4
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #5
ribrepin Mar 2020 #6
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #7

Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:12 PM

1. Well ... I agree on one aspect ... a large-scale infectious disease is the planet's best hope (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:25 PM

3. Not what I was suggesting

I wasn't suggesting wide-spread disease as a solution, but seeing such a difference in pollution in such a short amount of time gives hope that maybe we still have time to make a difference somehow.

That being said I do think the planet will do what it needs to do in order to survive. If we don't take action soon, the planet will....

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:17 PM

2. Wow, interesting.

Not happy for the suffering they're going through now, but it's quite an eye opener to see such a stark visual representation of their pollution levels before & after.

A couple of times I've bought products manufactured in China and discovered, after I brought them home, that the weird fumes they gave off were noxious smelling and hurt my eyes. One was a paper shredder that I left on a covered porch for a solid week to air out, and it was still horrendous, so I returned it. The other was a lawnmower that had foam rubber grips on the handles with the same exact odor. That stayed in the garage for a month before I would use it, and only then with gloves (lots of fun in the hot Georgia sun!).

They obviously have no OSHA or the other environmental regulations that the Trump administration is quickly eroding here. I hope they get a handle on the epidemic, but I'd like to think somebody in the power structure would propose a review of manufacturing processes and associated health and environmental effects.

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:27 PM

4. K&R

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:49 PM

5. Scary and interesting at the same time

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:19 AM

6. Kick & Recommended

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:57 AM

7. WOW.

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