The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths across the world. It has also abruptly changed the way people live, work, and socialise. But amid these unwanted effects are pockets of light.
The environment, in particular, has benefited from strict social distancing rules. Just weeks after cities like Venice, New York, and Wuhan established lockdowns, citizens reported better water and air quality.
It’s too early to tell if these changes will last. In fact, some experts say that the environment could suffer once quarantine measures are lifted and industries work double-time to make up for what they lost. Still, the improvements we see now can act as a preview of what a greener world looks like.
Factory shutdowns and less burning of fossil fuels result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Less international travel leads to a decrease in carbon emissions.
Industry shutdowns and decreased foot trafic lead to less pollutants in waterways.
Less traffic in busy cities means less carbon emissions.
Less human traffic in cities leads to more animal traffic.(Wild boar in Barcelona)
From all this we deduce:
– That nature is reborn without us and humans are absolutely unnecessary
-That if it is possible to stop the climate change and that it is not possible to continue the lifestyle we used to have.