While giving a refresh on the website, I re-read the post. To put into context, it was written prior to major lockdowns in Vietnam and Singapore. Particularly the last paragraph, "...and when you look out, the air may be fresher, and the colors brighter."
Well, if we recall, after a couple months of lockdown, the air did get much fresher and clearer, and the colors much more radiant.
I remembered thinking and expressing, that mother nature does take care of our planet rather well. That just with a couple of months of non-industrial activities, the pollution index went down to mere high single to low double-digits.
Alas, we're perhaps back to pre-pandemic levels of pollution with resultant smoggy air. When will we ever learn? Even the best efforts of greening initiatives would take decades to equalize the cleaning of environment.
Here's a thought; random thought, I might add. What if we regulate production of anything to 10 months, and total production reduce to 80%, maybe over a period of 24 months. When a sizable percentage of produced items end up in landfills, could we reduce even further?
Do we even need so much things in our lives?
I know this sounds downright naive, to think that it could ever be. But the critical fact is, it needs to be.
Did we even consider, and the 'we' as in, relevant authorities around the world, that a reboot and a deeper examination of our living habits is sorely wanting. The future generation will look to this period in history and conclude that we didn't learn much, and that we missed the biggest part of the lessons given to us.
Here's the irony. I heard that Shein is looking for someone to look into the environmental impact of its business. Well, how about reducing production by 30%? Again, another random thought.
So much for my Sunday. See you in another couple years...NOT.