Environmentalists will make the case to lawmakers that air quality has improved due to the qurantines and lockdown orders issued by municipalities to address the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason to push for more restrictions on human activity.
According to The Wall Street Journal, environmentalist groups, like Greenpeace, will be lobbying for stimulus packages to be conditional upon modernizing energy systems. Yet experts state its better to review evidence over a longer period of time since weather can be a significant element into pollution diminishing.
Though environmentalists claim they were surprised by the NASA sattelite images showing clear skies over areas of China and Italy, greens claim they won’t officially cheer the reduced pollution due to the pandemic allegedly because it was not the result of climate change policies. However, multiple media outlets and individuals that back environmentalist causes speak loud and clear. In reality, the shutdown of the economy is ultimately, what environmentalists want. They care not one wit about the people whose lives have been ruined by the lock downs and quarantines.
According to The Journal, people in New York and Philadelphia are lobbying lawmakers to close or restrict cars on certain streets for pedestrians and bikes which, in turn, will mean more traffic congestion. That is okay with Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law senior fellow Amy Turner who is quoted saying: That’s something that could be great going forward, that people say it’s great to have fewer streets open to cars. Do you think people like Turner would be brave enough to tell motorists trying to get to work that? Imagine what their reaction would be.
The coronavirus pandemic isn’t just enabling massive amounts of government policies geared toward controlling and destroying people’s lives, it has also helped allowed out of touch, ivory tower intellectuals who could care less about how the average person lives and makes their living. Like Rahm Emanuel said:
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.