I am feeling quite settled with staying home and washing hands and of course wearing a face mask out and about. Like many people I watch the news and read details of the various levels of loss our country is experiencing and those other countries facing a lot more sadness. The Unites States of America is not great. I doubt that their has it in him to be compassionate or demonstrate really good leadership quite frankly. With him it sounds as though its all about continuing capitalism.
But in the doom and gloom of adapting the deadly virus COVID 19 and bright light has shown itself as the winner of global warming, our pollution is down by recod amounts everywhere.
Who knew that by just staying home we could have that huge impact on our beautful air around the globe?
We have known for quite sometime that we were on the wrong road, that WE really were the problem and we are seeing total evidence of this around the world. Just by not driving places around the world we've not only been able to bend the curve and prevent spread of the virus, but we've helped our beautiful Earth. How great is that?
Can you think of anything that was as POSITIVE as that in our previous years of signing numerous environmental agreement with other countries? No, we can't because we were never forced into spending this much time away for our cars, trucks, trains and buses. Large equipment is still working in many sectors, but the bottom line has shown itself to be the answer.
But how does a global community make a paradiem shift of this magnitude? To rewrite our ways of doing things that doesn't mean expanding the use of vehicles?
How would we survive, maybe the answer lies in growing our own food more than we import food, just for one thing. There are different growing zones of a wide variety in Canada, but if Inuvik can grow veggies in a greenhouse, we can't other communities that are not so challenged with cold Arctic temperatures.
These are the questions I ask of our government in Canada and around the world.
Trading back and forth costs us dearly.
Do we want to lose of our planet, just so we can everything that marketing campaigns tell us we need?
This is what is rambling around in my head while I sew away the loneliness of not seeing family and friends.
I'v made so many masks, I'm tired of it, but I still have more to make for family and friends.