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Silver Linings Playbook: Coronavirus Edition

March 31st, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

The coronavirus is serious. Many loved ones will die. We’re responding seriously. We’ll get it under control. It will take about two years of increasing and decreasing social distancing before we have widespread vaccinations that bring herd immunity. Our global ability to deal with the next pandemic will be much stronger, and we will make the world a better place in part due to our common reaction to the pandemic


MG Donates 100 Electric Crossovers To Healthcare Workers In UK

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Rather than try to make or procure ventilators to help healthcare workers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, British automaker MG decided to stick to something it knew a little better — cars. In particular, MG Motor UK announced that it would contribute 100 of its ZS EV electric crossovers to National Health Service (NHS) locations around the country


Facing A Possible COVID-19 Diagnosis With Hope

March 30th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

This isn’t related to cleantech, but at the same time, it kind of is. If we treated our planet better, if we, as a species, did things differently, if we chose to put the health and livelihoods of our people first instead of putting profits first, perhaps I may not be facing something that was mistaken for strep last week. 


No One Is Buying Canada’s Oil: A Preview Of The Near Future New Normal

March 29th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

When will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry. Let it live or die on its own with its decades of profits. Shift investment to clean technologies, technologies which are also much lower in contagion pathways for Canadians. Stop investing in the past and start investing in the future. 


The Current & Coming Climate Crisis — Podcast With Michael Mann

March 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and the Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, about the immediacy and importance of addressing climate change


Carmakers To The Rescue — N95 Mask Mass Production

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Wearing a mask to protect yourself from germs and air pollution is quite normal in East Asia. In China it is now even mandatory in a number of provinces when leaving the house. The coronavirus scare has made the public and the government even more conscious of the threat of infection


Tesla Owners In New York Want To Help Tesla Employees Who Are Making Ventilators

March 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Inspired by Elon Musk and others who are trying to help during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Tesla owners in New York are raising funds to buy donuts and coffee to bring (safely, of course) to Tesla employees making ventilators. Tesla's Gigafactory in New York is producing ventilators to help save lives and Elon Musk will be giving them away to hospitals in need


Wanted — 100,000 Ventilators In 13 Days

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo stated yesterday that New York expects to need 30,000 ventilators in 14 –21 days, and also 140,000 hospital beds. That is when the number crunchers of New York’s health care system expect to reach the apex of coronavirus infections


4 Things China Is Doing To Contain Coronavirus That USA Is Not Doing — Anywhere

March 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As everyone and their mother should know by now, the USA is not containing the coronavirus epidemic very well so far. 11 days ago, I wrote an article explaining why the coronavirus was shutting everything down and why we all needed to self-isolate. Unfortunately, much of America did not listen. (Surprising, I know.)



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