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THE AIR IS CLEANER AND CLEARER. ONE OF THE UNINTENDED

ONE OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE SHUTDOWN.

CONSEQUENCES OF THE SHUTDOWN. ITS A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPRING

ITS A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPRING AWAKENING IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL

AWAKENING IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.

PARK. BLACK BEARS, COYOTES AND BOBCATS

BLACK BEARS, COYOTES AND BOBCATS WITH THE PLACE TO THEMSELVES.

WITH THE PLACE TO THEMSELVES. >> FOR THE MOST PART, I THINK

>> FOR THE MOST PART, I THINK THEYRE HAVING A PARTY.

THEYRE HAVING A PARTY. >> LIONS RECLAIMED THE ROAD IN A

>> LIONS RECLAIMED THE ROAD IN A NATIONAL PARK.

NATIONAL PARK. FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS TO THE

FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS TO THE WORLD GREAT CITIES, THE VIRUS

WORLD GREAT CITIES, THE VIRUS SHUTDOWN ILLUSTRATE OUR IMPACT

SHUTDOWN ILLUSTRATE OUR IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY.

ON THE ECONOMY. >> ITS GETTING DRAMATIC

>> ITS GETTING DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THINGS LIKE AIR

IMPROVEMENTS IN THINGS LIKE AIR QUALITY AROUND THE WORLD.

QUALITY AROUND THE WORLD. >> HE TEACHES ART AND SCIENCE AT

>> HE TEACHES ART AND SCIENCE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY. >> IS THIS A REAL-TIME

>> IS THIS A REAL-TIME EXPERIMENT ON OUR IMPACT ON THE

EXPERIMENT ON OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT?

ENVIRONMENT? >> IT IS A REAL-TIME EXPERIMENT.

>> IT IS A REAL-TIME EXPERIMENT. I DONT THINK ITS AN EXPERIMENT

I DONT THINK ITS AN EXPERIMENT WE WANTED TO RUN.

WE WANTED TO RUN. THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO CLEAN UP

THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO CLEAN UP OUR ENVIRONMENT.

OUR ENVIRONMENT. >> STILL, WITH FEWER CARS,

>> STILL, WITH FEWER CARS, PLANES AND FACTORIES, THE CHANGE

PLANES AND FACTORIES, THE CHANGE IS STUNNING.

IS STUNNING. THE MURKY WATERS OF VENICES

THE MURKY WATERS OF VENICES CANALS NOW CLEAR.

CANALS NOW CLEAR. IN WUHAN CHINA, ACCORDING TO

IN WUHAN CHINA, ACCORDING TO NASA, AIR QUALITY IMPROVED 30%,

NASA, AIR QUALITY IMPROVED 30%, ALMOST 50% IN ITALY.

ALMOST 50% IN ITALY. SKIES CLEARER IN L.A.

SKIES CLEARER IN L.A. THE HIMALAYAS FINALLY VISIBLE.

THE HIMALAYAS FINALLY VISIBLE. A HORRIFIC ECONOMIC COST.

A HORRIFIC ECONOMIC COST. >> CLEARLY, WERE GOING TO BE IN

>> CLEARLY, WERE GOING TO BE IN A SPIRAL HERE IF WE DONT FIND A

A SPIRAL HERE IF WE DONT FIND A WAY SOON TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY.

WAY SOON TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY. >> CLIMATE SCIENTIST BRADLEY

>> CLIMATE SCIENTIST BRADLEY COURTIN WARNS THE ENVIRONMENTAL

COURTIN WARNS THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS MAY NOT LAST IF WE

BENEFITS MAY NOT LAST IF WE RETURN TO BUSINESS AS USUAL,

RETURN TO BUSINESS AS USUAL, ESPECIALLY NOW WITH THE TRUMP

ESPECIALLY NOW WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLBACK OF

ADMINISTRATION ROLLBACK OF POLLUTION CONTROL, INCLUDING

POLLUTION CONTROL, INCLUDING VEHICLE MILEAGE STANDARDS AND

VEHICLE MILEAGE STANDARDS AND MERCURY AND SOOT EMISSIONS.

MERCURY AND SOOT EMISSIONS. BUT THERE IS A WAY TO HAVE A

BUT THERE IS A WAY TO HAVE A STRONG ECONOMY AND A CLEANER

STRONG ECONOMY AND A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT.

ENVIRONMENT. >> AS WE GO FORWARD, MAYBE MORE

>> AS WE GO FORWARD, MAYBE MORE PEOPLE WILL ONLY COMMUTE INTO

PEOPLE WILL ONLY COMMUTE INTO WORK FOUR DAYS A WEEK INSTEAD OF

WORK FOUR DAYS A WEEK INSTEAD OF FIVE.

FIVE. MAYBE WELL SEE PEOPLE NOT

MAYBE WELL SEE PEOPLE NOT FLYING AS OFTEN TO CONFERENCES

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