3 Ways Coronavirus Positively Impacts the Environment

“In the rush to return to normal, let’s use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.”

Dave Hollis

It may look grim at first glance, as drones fly over deserted cities, factories and infrastructure around the globe. 

Aruguebally, humanity hasn’t witnessed a lockdown due to a pandemic of this magnitude since the Hong Kong flu killing 1 million people in 1968. Or the HIV AIDS pandemic, which, at its peak, between 2005-2012 cost 36 million people their lives. 

 While the death tolls from COVID-19 may be challenging to predict, an increase in global awareness and quick response time may prove extremely beneficial. Indeed, there has never been a generation that is so connected; information and alerts are available at the tip of our fingers. 

As countries implement mandatory stay-at-home measures, schools close and businesses shut down there could be some positive impacts on the environment and ecosystem. Let’s take a look at three ways the coronavirus (COVID-19) has positively impacted the environment.

1.Smog Levels are considerably down.

NO2 amounts have dropped with the coronavirus quarantine, Chinese New Year, and a related economic slowdown.Nasa Earth Observatory

2.Clean Water

Travel and tourism is now non-existent in the streets of Venice. The clarity of the water has improved dramatically and the locals are loving it! How long it will remain this way is the only thing that’s unclear.

3. Wildlife is flourishing

Sources: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146362/airborne-nitrogen-dioxide-plummets-over-china

https://www.france24.com/en/20200320-clearer-water-cleaner-air-the-environmental-effects-of-coronavirus

https://aqicn.org/map/world/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5rat-_m2W8KLToCzAxccKw/featured

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