Or maybe. An ABC News article, How Coronavirus impacts climate change with emissions reductions, warns that a sudden reduction could be counterproductive. On the other hand (there’s always another hand):
The curbing of travel as a result of the coronavirus may offer a valuable lesson the world can use to continue to reduce carbon emissions in the future, Robin Bell, a research professor specializing in glaciology at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told ABC News. … “Is this a chance to experiment with all we do, like go to meetings and travel — how we can do all those things without such a carbon load on our planet?” Bell asked, adding that she has already had meetings with people from China who participated remotely.
Let’s learn all the good lessons, and not let this smack-down just be A Thing That Happened To Us.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a virtual meeting.