Thanks for your response. I think you make a lot of great points, working from home is something that I truly hopes sticks around, traveling less by plane, encouraging ride shares, these are all great things. And as mentioned, EVs will absolutely have a place in our transition, I just don't want people (like the SUV suburban drivers you mention) to merely switch and feel like they've done enough. We need to look at our systems as a whole.
I also very much disagree about cities, which are only set to continue to grow (even post pandemic). While there are vast improvements to be made in the areas you mention, half the world's population lives in urban areas and have continued to do so through the pandemic. While the idea of self-sufficient agarian societies is great and if you're able to do so, that's also great, it's not a realistic goal in an ever-growing world. I have lived through the last two years in a city, as have billions of others and while Public Heath measures are an important consideration, living in a city offers lower individual carbon footprints over all, and allows people to live in walkable, condensed areas where they can get all their needs met, as well as other social/cultural aspects of city living. These are topics I hope to expand further on in future articles, as I do think city living is not for everyone, but a part of our world that is not going away.