It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
This week I’m giving Mother Nature my coveted Who Won The Week award.One piece of good news since this whole deadly pandemic started is that many states across the U.S. and countries around the globe have implemented lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders in response to the spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down industrial activity and temporarily, at least, slashing air pollution levels around the world.
There has been a substantial drop in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide, a harmful substance emitted from burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation. This has led to significant reductions in air pollution over major metropolitan areas.
Simply put, fewer cars on the road and fewer airplanes overhead means fewer pollutants fouling the air. And to me, this is encouraging news. If we can improve the quality of the air we breathe around the globe after just one month of limiting the volume of pollutants we humans spew into the atmosphere, imagine, if we put our minds to it, how we can save our planet for future generations.
And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?
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