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Has Coronavirus caused a benefit to the environment?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Grantus, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Plus the crock photo ;)
     
  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Tourism has stopped ..... amazing it is promoted so much when you really think about it :rolleyes:
     
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    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Here yo go Alpal....
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Paper Bark :confused:
     
  5. Alpal

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    Thanks for that.. Answered all the questions.
    Now need to decide which option to use if we do run out.
    Corn cob sounds interesting?
     
  6. David H

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    What about the rabbit from the crap joke thread;). You must have some of them your way?
    Cheers
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Another personal observation.........it really looks like everyone in authority around the globe, have been about 19-21 days too slow to react.

    If all the actions put in place today, were done 3 weeks ago, the scenario for COVID-19, would be a whole lot easier to contain. o_O

    Hopefully I’m wrong, but it’s indeed possible, we could be in the same lock down situation here, that we are seeing in Europe, UK, Asia & the US now, within weeks.


    However, On the upside, the longer this first wave goes on, the better the planet and the environment will probably feel.
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Australia has no pandemic response protocol.
    We are just following the world on this which is why we’re behind.......
    It’s going to be worse in weeks to come.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  9. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    I'm putting my self in isolation......
    Not watching commercial tv or any news telecasts.
    Keeping away from idiots (mostly my most annoying customers).
    Still working but if anyone comes near I can cough a lot!
    If I do catch the Corona Virus I'll be able to quarantine myself at home and get all those jobs done that I never get time for while fixing up everyone elses problems!
    :D
    Not sure the environment can get a break from mass overuse but maybe It will make people change their minds about how they go about life....
    At least those that bother to think anyway....
     
  10. wirrah

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    I think this is relevant to this thread with the talk of environmental benefits and border closures. There is a free application you can get for iOS (I assume for Android as well). It's called Flightradar24. You can the see and track live aircraft movements world wide. Eg. Fedex FX5225 from Cologne to Memphis is just off the northern edge of Scotland. It will be interesting to monitor over the next few weeks. Enjoy - although the display wants to make you grab the aeroguard!
     
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  11. T1 Terry

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    There was talk about substituting lettuce leaves for toilet paper, but this might just be the tip of the iceburg .......;) OK, I'll stop now :lol:

    T1 Terry
     
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  12. David H

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    Smooth, clean & wet. I'm gunna try that;). Environmentally friendly also . Compostable.
    Cheers
     
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  13. Grantus

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    The most convincing reason yet, to stop shaking hands with people! :eek:
     
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  14. wombatventures

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    Not a benefit to the environment but at least there might be something worth listening to on the radio now that the footy is cancelled... well probably not.:eek:
    Also less police revenue raising? Less vehicles on the road, no one getting pulled over on the way home from the pub. Although some will probably get pulled over speeding on the way to the shops!;)
     
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  15. T1 Terry

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    A huge loss in poker machine tax and casino revenue taxes, so not all bad I guess. Uber Eats and Menu-Log will make a killing because the only trade the cafes and restaurants will have now is take away/home delivery meals. I can see the prices going up where they were being pushed down before because not all of those trapped in their house know how to cook. On line cooking shows will benefit alone with those crazy set ups where they deliver a box full of stuff and a recipe, so room for home based businesses to set up ...... who knows some good might actually come out of this mess, the stranglehold by the big fast food chains might get broken down to size and a govt/business model reliant on poker machine taxes and traffic infringement notice revenue will find the going very tough.

    T1 Terry
     
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    It just shows how BAD tourism is for increasing pollution and just general wastefulness.
     
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    Agreed but.............
    how many people in tourism just lost their jobs whose pay provided jobs for others? When will the business case be done for this Earth as to how many it can sustainably support for a future?
    Cheers
     
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  18. Grantus

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    India now in total lockdown, another massive polluter, suddenly reducing Huge emissions.......... environment and planet wins again! :)

    The dolphins are really laughing at us now!
     
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    At least India locked down it's country before it got to bad ,with the amount of people that life over there.
     
  20. Grantus

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    Sadly, SE Asia is going to get smashed with this one.... :(

    Most of the population has to work, or you starve. Dense population, no unemployment benefits, 3rd world limited inadequate healthcare...... disastrous! :eek:

    It’s going to be totally tragic! :confused:
     

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