I should have put out a daily blog today, but this is more relevant now. Not having or being in control is scary in itself, therefore not being in control around the Coronavirus is very scary. Not being able to make conscious decisions about what and how we live our lives even more so.
It’s not a great scenario to have, or think about, but it does give us an opportunity to think about our lives and the way we get to live. The coronavirus is a wake- up call for us individually, for society and for the wider world. Not only is it shaping our world as we speak, but it is shaping our futures also.
It is also having a huge impact on businesses, and the economy, as bars, restaurants, gyms, coffee shops, pubs, retailers and hairdressers, have now all been told to close. It is affecting human society as a whole, but what about the environment and wildlife also… what effect is the coronavirus having on them?
Nothing and no one are is escaping the pandemic. It is affecting the natural world, with a potential huge impact on the countryside and its wildlife habitat. Chris Packham, a Naturalist, has welcomed a reduction in pollution through air travel being suspended and there being fewer cars on the road, but worried about climate change.
Fast forward and us coming through the pandemic, we mustn’t forget about the global issue of climate change. It must never be forgotten. We must change our world, change our attitudes, we must be and do things differently, and although we can’t reverse the damage that has already been done to the environment through global warming, we can change the way we do things from here.
We must start to think about the environment and the wider world and the way we live and change our lifestyles, once we’re through the other end. Not to means we have learned and changed nothing, we’re killing ourselves and killing our world.
We must also want to make a difference and think about our place in the world now as we’re dealing with the pandemic. The skies are recovering from less air travel, less cars on the road mean, less air pollution too, the air smells cleaner, better for us, better for wildlife, less asthma cases. We must change the way we air travel, but must also think about how we use our cars.
We mustn’t lose sight of what the coronavirus means and why we have it. We must think about life once we’re through the other end and must change, to become better people, be more selfless, empathetic, compassionate and caring.