COVID-19 lockdown is a wake-up call for mankind.
Amidst the ongoing lockdown, the world has come to standstill.
As construction activities, factories, public places ard transport are halted.
And, people are quarantined inside their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Surprisingly, this situation is proving good for the environment. Nature is healing and bouncing back to normal.
Let’s discuss how COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our environment in positive ways
Due to COVID-19 lockdown, there is a drop in carbon emission all over the world, UK – 48%, Itlay – 27%, China – 18%, India – 8%, The US- 7.5%.
The massive decline in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions led to a drop in the Air Quality Index.
Additionally, fewer activities in factories and power plants; less road traffic; fewer human activities have led to drop-in pollution (level of nitrogen dioxide has reduced).
Consequently, air quality has improved, the sky is clearer.
Less water traffic (cruise, ships) less water pollution – clear water; nature is cherishing.
The depletion of the ozone layer increases the risk to human health (eye cataracts sunburn, immune deficiency disorders, skin cancer)
But the good news is, the ozone layer is now showing signs of recovery, and the largest ozone layer over artic has closed.
For decades, deforestation for setting up new factories, metro stations, industries have driven wild animals out of their natural homes.
Animals were left with little space and finding more room to roam. And, lockdown resulted in a boon for all animal kingdom.
As human beings are self-isolated, wildlife (deer, goats, peacocks) is enjoying and roaming freely on empty streets across the globe.
People are capturing wildlife rehabilitation and sharing images and videos of different species on social media platforms.
It’s a sign of ecological rejuvenation.
Human health completely depends on the ecosystem and COVID-19 lockdown has taught us a lesson. We must do everything to save our planet, we are because of our mother nature. Stay Home Stay Safe!
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