Lockdown has allowed us a glimpse of how different our cities could be in a carbon-neutral world
“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”
Never can John Wyndham’s opening lines from The Day of the Triffids have been quite so apt. My friends in London tell me that the heart of the city, like other great conurbations all around the world, is eerily quiet. It is almost as if a neutron bomb has struck, removing in an instant all signs of human life, while leaving buildings, roads and other man-made artefacts perfectly intact.
Original Title: Birdsong has risen like a tide of hope from our silenced cities. Is it here to stay?
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/02/birdsong-has-risen-like-a-tide-of-hope-from-our-silenced-cities-is-it-here-to-stay-aoe