powersurge wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:43 am
At this point, emissions is unimportant and irrelevant.
The country is closed, and we need to start the normalcy before we have a severe depression.
If it means lots more gas used to increase transportation of goods, driving to work, and make manufacturing 10x what it is in this country, then so be it.
Anyone who is still focused on emissions is really misguided in this disaster of our current government policy.
I think it's important. Now for the first time in decades we are seeing the effects of turning a large portion of the gas burner cars off and leaving them off in places with the worst air pollution in the nation.
China virus deaths are going to go away after a year or 2 because of technology and just running out of new people to infect, air pollution isn't going away anytime soon.
According to IEA gasoline production is normally at around 10 million barrels per day and climbing this time of year, now it's at 6 million barrels and falling. Same for inventories, normally this time of year inventory is falling, but it's at least on a 5 year high. Gasoline production is going to be slashed when all the storage tanks fill up if demand is still down.
Diesel production has been hit too, but nothing like gasoline. Diesel production normally dips during the summer this is just a much stronger dip than usual. Inventories remain in the normal range.
So the diesel powered sectors of the economy have slowed a little but still chugging along.
So the argument that the air is cleaner because buses, trucks and trains have all stopped just like cars is a fantasy.
(Powersurge, you didn't claim that, it was someone else, not directed at you)