March 18, 2020

S2 E10 Coronavirus and Human Signs

S2 E10 Coronavirus and Human Signs

In this episode we explore the global phenomenon of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, and what it means for the environment.  It touches on carbon emissions, pollution, waste management and personal choices about hand sanitiser and, of course, toilet paper!!...


In this episode we explore the global phenomenon of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, and what it means for the environment.  It touches on carbon emissions, pollution, waste management and personal choices about hand sanitiser and, of course, toilet paper!!

Then we move on to a collection of interviews I recorded in late February at the Hepburn Wind Farm as we all gathered to create a human sign to communicate the need for our govt to set targets that keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.

 

Links:

 

Soap and coronavirus: 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/12/science-soap-kills-coronavirus-alcohol-based-disinfectants

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/24339/can-soap-get-dirty

 

Toilet paper alternatives:

(she is super excited to share with you - but don't be afraid, she runs through some good options)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD7iixnlhHw

 

Hygene advice from a Nona:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey08XMOisiw

 

How to use a tabo with Mikey Bustos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzb98tQp53I

Mikey kindly let me use the whole song in this episode. He has many very funny you tube parodies.  Check them out at:  youtube.com/mikeybustosvideos

 

How Corona is affecting the evnironment:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-affecting-co2-emissions/

https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/face-masks-polluting-hong-kong-beaches-hills-since-coronavirus-began/

https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-coronavirus-has-temporarily-reduced-chinas-co2-emissions-by-a-quarter

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/climate-advocates-hit-political-turbulence-127649

 

 

Wind Farm and Human Sign Links:

https://www.hepburnwind.com.au/

https://www.foe.org.au/

 

John Knox the King of the Human Sign

www.ridethetalk.com.au

 

Recommended Reading - Ross Garnaut "Superpower"

https://www.readings.com.au/products/28351300/superpower-australias-low-carbon-opportunity