Sunday was significantly busier than recently, especially at dusk when you would expect it to get quieter. I think the explanation is very simple; people have had enough of the disruption to their routine caused by the lockdown, so are starting to ignore it. This is only going to get worse as more and more people decide enough is enough.It seems to be getting busier as the days go by down this way.
There is a study linking greater number fatalities from corona virus, to higher concentrations of N02 in the locale.I'm hoping that for the last 3 months of my working and commuting life traffic levels won't return to the awful levels of the dark winter days when everybody is at work and the weather makes drivers more cautious. With luck it will take time for everybody to go back, lots of people will go away for a holiday taking advantage of cheap prices (and fuel) and then summer holidays will begin.
|Didn't realise you were an expert on Rotational–vibrational spectroscopy?I live 3 miles from the real life home of Q branch, and its business as usual for them so rush hours are still moderately busy. Aside from that the roads of rural Poshshire remain devoid of motor vehicles, which are comfortably outnumbered by cyclists.
It's an interesting idea but the other major variable at work is lower population density in rural areas, with fewer people gathering at churches, temples, mosques and sports events.There is a study linking greater number fatalities from corona virus, to higher concentrations of N02 in the locale.
Of course the correlation is not yet proven, but it would make sense if ppls lungs are already damaged / challenged by this poisoning then they are going to struggle to recover.
Again its only anecdotal, and the figures are by no means solidified but its interesting how relatively few CV19 deaths there are down here in the relatively unpolluted southwest of the UK, despite our having a large population of more elderly people.
It should be commonsense really, that the less we pollute, the healthier we, and our planet will be, but much of the world only seems to be waking up to that reality round about now.
I would really hope that people will think about the pollution consequences of any holidays they rush off on, post lock down, and take the train, bike or walk, instead of jumping on a cheap flight.
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