Scenes like this are being repeated across the Dorset coast as hordes of Britons have descended on the beaches of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Phil Horton, 57, from Bournemouth, who works in the timber trade, said: “The number of people here makes me very nervous, and there’s absolutely no respect for social distancing. It seems like everyone has forgotten we are living in a pandemic.
“What can the police do about it? There’s thousands and thousands of people here so they’re massively outnumbered. Good luck telling them to go home.”
We must prepare ourselves for a world of continuous infection.
All of our political leaders have only a return to the old normal as a way to the future.
As with climate change they pay but lip service to solving real issues of the day.
More disturbing is the apparent willingness to sacrifice lives on the alter of Neo liberalism.
Welcome to the new normal.
Had contact with my elderly sister in law in the UK yesterday.
She is afraid to leave home because of the many youngsters walking the streets arm in arm oblivious to the fate of others!
Yet she still votes for Boris, won't hear a bad thing about him.
Perhaps they'll be less crowded after the next round of virus takes hold?
I've maintained all along that the world is overpopulated. Maybe this is the answer?
As bad as building a $6 Billion pipeline to market a product that costs you $12 to sell for $2. Defies logic, among other things. Oh well, it's just taxpayer's money!
The Alberta gov has also given 6 billion to XL pipe line south through Alberta into Sask south into the US. This gov does not get it at all and is on a dangerous march. South Alberta is asking for a referendum on Separation over oil and Ottawa’s treatment of Alberta. Anyong
Yes, TB, I'm afraid this is a first lesson in what will be our "new normal." The message I'm getting from it is that Jared Diamond was right. In his book Collapse he explains how societies past chose behaviours aware that at some future point it could spell their end. When collapse ensued it was when the society was at its zenith and it came on rapidly much like an over-inflated party balloon.
John, I had a conversation with a population scientist at the Global Footprint Network's California headquarters. GFN estimates that the world's maximum sustainable population, somewhere between 3 to 3.5 billion, was reached in the mid-70s. That's 3.5 billion based on then much lower consumption and shorter longevity.
Since then we've been ravaging our planet. I asked her what she thought our maximum sustainable population was today. She said somewhat less than 2 billion. We're closing in on 8 billion. I'll let you do the math.
Just a thought!
That's a terrific link, TB. Many thanks.
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