Living in lockdown hasn’t been easy, but it will be a waste, if we are to learn nothing from our experiences on why we went into lockdown in the first place. It wouldn’t be right for us to come out, and change nothing.
I write about Covid19 because it is important I understand from a universal point, everything there is to know about the virus and why it’s not the time for us to become complacent and think we can go back to our old lives. There is no old life left.
The world is going to look and feel different. Hair salons will look and feel different. Full PPE in clinics and salons will likely be worn, with potential screens between each workstation, and with the mandatory 2 metres apart.
For those like myself, living with a pre-existing condition, a disability and a compromised immunity, this is all made worse. It is important we are able to get to grips with what we’re living through, think and change our lifestyles to fit into a ‘new world’ and learn to embrace the change that is already here.
It’s not just Covid19, we also have global warming. We have to want to change our attitudes, want to change and save the natural world too. Future generations are relying on us and we need to be able to meet the challenge. Scientists have said Covid19 is here because of us, because of our lifestyles and because the way we are living our lives, doesn’t fit in with the natural world.
We have all seen what global warming is doing to the planet, animals, and their habitats. The global warming stats shows an alarming state of acceleration. The gradual heating of the Earth and climate change doesn’t just lead to the destruction of habitats.
It has far reaching consequences that will impact and continue to impact the already rising pollution levels, so increasing infectious diseases with the loss of more wildlife.
- The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has not been this high in 3 million years;
- A new study shows that there is a 99,9999% chance that humans are in fact, responsible for global warming;
- A sad climate change fact is that Earth’s glaciers are losing 390 billion tons of ice and snow a year;
- The polar bear population is actually increasing;
- 2016 was the warmest year ever recorded;
- 11% of people around the world are vulnerable to climate change;
- Sea levels are rising three millimeters per year — the fastest recorded rate;
- The average population of vertebrate declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014;
- The planet’s surface temperature increased by around 1.62 degrees°F;
- People have cleared 30% of all forest cover on the planet.
These stats must shock us all into taking action. We need to do our part to save the planet from total annihilation. Time is running out.