Can the Corona Virus also be positive?
We live in a consumerist society, producing and buying what we don’t need. Our world is broken!
Today, our world is already benefiting from the effect that curbed manufacturing is having on pollution, with clear skies over China; and Venice claims that their waterways have never looked so clear.
Satellite images released by NASA show a dramatic reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions across China. As the world’s biggest polluter, China contributes 30% of the world’s CO2 emissions annually, so the impact of this kind of drop is huge.
Perhaps by keeping humans away from their daily routines, the world can start healing itself. Let’s face it, I doubt the Stone Age ended, due to a lack of stones!
I understand that many people’s livelihood, here and around the world is under threat, and that saddens me, but it also begs the question how we can use this situation for good?
We don’t know how long this situation will last. Let’s use this time wisely, to consider what we can do to reinvent our world, our businesses and ourselves. Let’s make better choices that have a lasting and positive impact.