Mother Earth has found way to heal, As Countries Go Into Lockdown
While humanity is dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak plaguing the planet, it seems that there are some eco-benefits to be had from our lock down.
Scientists have found that there have been numerous climate benefits such as cleaner waters and cleaner airs from the almost-worldwide quarantine, as fewer carbon footprints are being made.
The new coronavirus pandemic, some say this is the Earth’s response to its own virus – the activities of man.
As countries like Italy went into lock down, it brought significant recovery to its canals. Usually murky waters are crystal clear and teeming with life. Moreover, dolphins can be seen in the canals.
Meanwhile, NASA has reported that popular tourist destinations are also seeing a drop in air pollution or greenhouse gases ‘at least partly’ due to the global economic slowdown from people choosing to stay indoors.
Citizens of Wuhan, the former-epicenter of COVID-19, have also shared on social media just how the environment has changed since the city’s total lockdown – as more trees have grown since and birds can be heard when they weren’t before.
‘People were in their homes and really stopped a lot of the activities that lead to greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution,’ explained Jacqueline Klopp, a Sustainable Urban Development director on the recent climate benefits.
“As we move to restart these economies, we need to use this moment to think about what we value.’
‘Do we want to go back to the status quo, or do we want to tackle these big structural problems and restructure our economy and reduce emissions and pollution?’
While humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden.
According to an article from Science Alert, Stanford University environmental resource economist Marshall Burke did some back-of-the-envelope calculations about the recent air pollution drop over parts of China.
This is all due to countries imposing lock downs and travel restrictions to curve the spread of the virus.
Nature can continue to restart if we start to actively do what’s best for it: leave it alone and lessen our selfishness.
Since it’s clear the world doesn’t revolve around us
Coronavirus numbers worldwide more than 315,992 people have contracted the virus and at least 13,407 have died.