The 21st Show

Environmental Implications Of Staying Home


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Over the past few months, billions of people have been home instead of commuting to work in their cars, taking a plane to an exotic vacation or traveling for a business trip. 

Environmental scientists say we can already see the effects of our changing habits... both positive ones like less carbon dioxide emissions and negative ones like more reliance on plastic

But the bigger question many scientists have is, how can we keep some of these good environmental habits when we return to our new normal? 

Guests: Anne-Marie Hanson, environmental studies professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Scott Collis, atmospheric scientist, head of the Geospatial Computing, Innovations, and Sensing department in the Enviromental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory.