The economic-killing lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 drastically decreased carbon emissions, however it was not good enough to fulfill the needs of the climate hysteria.
NASA who is fully committed to climate change theology has determined that atmospheric CO2 actually grew, while carbon dioxide emissions fell, during the lockdowns. Additionally, the decrease in human emissions had bizarre effects on the atmosphere that may have prevented it from removing certain greenhouse gasses.
The coronavirus created a far-fetched scenario to reduce industrial activity. It was the biggest reduction in emissions in recorded history as businesses were shut down, schools shut down, roads filled with trash, and people were trapped in homes for around a month. In addition, it was clear that the “benefits” from a climate change perspective were minimal.
The public will never be willing to submit to the same conditions another time. The idea of the “green” economy that could offer a standard of life equivalent to the standard of living in 2019 while dramatically decreasing energy consumption and emissions is now a myth that has been destroyed forever.
Environmental groups are expressing concern that the disposal of masks, as well as the rest of the personal protection equipment (PPE), created enormous waste disposal issues.
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) warned that in the month of February “tens of thousands of tons of extra medical waste from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic have put tremendous strain on healthcare waste management systems around the globe.”
“The sight of discarded masks, littering pavements, beaches and roadsides, has become a universal symbol of the on-going pandemic worldwide,” the W.H.O. sighed.
Masks have not only created huge garbage problems, the W.H.O. also advised that discarded coronavirus test kits could generate hundreds of tons of chemical and plastic waste. Moreover, those compulsory vaccination programs generated trucks of used syringes and packaging waste. A total of 25,000 tons of pandemic-related waste ended up in the oceans around the globe.
Consumption of fossil fuels has also increased. Countries like China and India do not have the slightest intention of abandoning their industrial ambitions to meet those who support the Green agenda. While environmentalists make life miserable, unpleasant, rough, for Americans and Europeans, the rising industrial powers mock our insanity and burn record quantities of coal.
China's consumption of coal is hitting record levels, every year, as it suffocates the developing world with carbon-emitting power plants that are powered by coal. The Indian government has recently instructed officials in the state to increase imports of coal in the future while it increases its mining industry within the country to keep up with the growing demand.
The demand worldwide for coal and fossil fuels has risen dramatically after the lockdowns and prices climbed to record highs. Companies are taking all measures to boost the production of natural gas and coal. The gas and mining fields that were shut down due to the outbreak roared back to life in the last year.
The past two years might have ended one of Green faith-based beliefs: opposing nuclear energy. It's becoming harder for them to convince themselves that anything close to what they call “clean energy” goals is feasible in the absence of nuclear energy.
Nuclear energy is viewed by environmentalists as a form of enmity against nature; however, there is a high chance that they'll be pushed to embrace nuclear power following years of steadfast opposition.
Alongside other concerns, engineers are pointing out that a nation as large as the United States simply cannot generate enough energy to fuel the increasing reliance on electric vehicles that environmentalists demand, without nuclear power.
The world's most renowned supplier of electric vehicles, Tesla, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, is in agreement and has suggested that he would eat the salad that is grown near nuclear facilities to show how secure they are.
What's the war beneficial for? It certainly did not reduce carbon emissions. The Russian invasion of Ukraine brought about a broad environmental catastrophe ranging from the effects of weapons discharges, as well as the fossil fuels used by military vehicles, and the toxic chemicals that were released by fighting in Ukraine's extremely polluted industries.
Of course there's the matter of bullets and bombs that are flying through Ukrainian nuclear facilities and waste dumps, which includes the most frightening nuclear catastrophe location, Chernobyl. If an ominous Russia decides to follow through with its boastful threats to use battlefield nuclear weapons to reverse the trend in Ukraine, environmental harm could be severe to put it mildly.
Natural gas pipelines in Russia are a major element in the Ukraine conflict. Pipelines that traverse Ukraine are largely unaffected by the conflict up to now, however that could change . And even in the event that pipelines are not damaged in a manner that is harmful to the environment, conflicts like the one in Ukraine have made the globe's dependency on gas painfully obvious.