Environmental effects of coronavirus

COVID-19, nature

Environmental effects of coronavirus

Environmental effects of coronavirus

Think about the environmental effects of coronavirus – From crystal clear waters in the canals of Venice to dramatic falls in pollution levels in major cities, the coronavirus pandemic has had a number of positive effects on the environment as millions across the world are placed under lockdown.

Clearer Water, Cleaner Air

During the national lockdown in Cape Town, penguins were on the loose in the empty streets.

Penguins on the run

In Llandudno, in Wales, a herd of goats has taken over a deserted town centre, eating hedges and flowers from gardens.

Wild goats go for a town walk

Positive for Nature

There are many stories circulating that the Earth is healing itself and the environmental effects of coronavirus are positive to nature and habitat.

Reducing traffic, tourism and mass gatherings is creating curious life for animals – nature is recreating its space. Animals have begun reclaiming the empty streets and without us humans in the way nature is thriving.

The lockdowns have caused nitrogen dioxide pollution levels to clearly drop. From a climate perspective, the coronavirus pandemic is not entirely negative, the hastily implemented measures drastically cut emissions – measures that otherwise would have taken years to come into effect. Can the corona crisis help our planet to breathe again?

The air is cleaner and wild animals are reclaiming their natural habitats. With one-third of humanity now under Coronavirus lockdown, we’ve seen reports of the effects of the measures meant to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus on animals across the globe:

Lockdown Effects on Animals

Pollutant Decrease

A huge drop in pollutant of nitrogen dioxide across the world – Economic activity has been decreased – take a look at China as an example, probably one of the most polluted countries in the world. A normal pattern has been broken. Demand is less, reducing expenditure on investment. Will these measures, help lost ground? Economic activity will resume but will we see a different perspective to production?

China’s Pollution – before and after

Reporting

Media outlets have been so full of COVID-19 reporting, the videos in this post can give you an opportunity to have a rethink your lives and priorities. Think about the environmental effects of coronavirus. Going forward – Be kind to our planet. Stay At Home. Save Lives. Be Mindful for the future.

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