Updated: Apr 25
Hey you ! You might have heard from some Environmental Goodies that this recent lockdown from February to March has significantly changed the earth's climate. Well, hate to break it to you nothing large scale happened, even if it did it was temporary. Yes, it's true that nitrogen dioxide levels shot down in many cities,I too saw those Images showing the consistent decrease in NO2.
According to the latest reports, there have been over 2.79 COVID-19 cases reported across the world so far, with a little over 42,000 deaths. In short, the virus has affected people irrespective of their social and economic status.
From January 2020 to March 2020.
Well, let's hear it folks .some things did happen. And I am gonna tell that to you. None of them are my personal advice, so don't worry if its biased or anything.
1)Deers, Lions, and Gazelles are walking on pavements of London streets
No, they aren't, at least in London. But it is true that the no of deaths of car crashed animals is lowered
2)CO2 levels decreased so much that the earth has 0 pollutions.
Wrong,It is true that pollution decreased temporarily, Like 18% in China and some other countries but still not big enough
3)Corona drastically decreased population, so no more pollution
No, Industries temporarily shut down due to COVID,it will come back for vengeance soon after this lockdown.
After decades of relentlessly increasing pressure, the human footprint on the earth has suddenly lightened. Air traffic halved by mid-March compared with the same time last year. Last month, road traffic fell in the UK by more than 70%, to levels last seen when the Beatles were in shorts. With less human movement, the planet has literally calmed: seismologists report lower vibrations from “cultural noise” than before the pandemic.
Key environmental indices, which have steadily deteriorated for more than half a century, have paused or improved. In China, the world’s biggest source of carbon, emissions were down about 18% between early February and mid-March – a cut of 250m tonnes, equivalent to more than half the UK’s annual output. Europe is forecast to see a reduction of around 390m tonnes.//guardian.com
4)Use as much as masks and gloves as possible to fight COVID,we have plenty
NO, In fact, this increased usage of nonrecyclable products will toll on the environment.
5)Earthquakes are killing it. We can hear the rumbling of the earth ourselves.
No, We cant. But seismic activities is more clear to scientists.
"You'll get a signal with less noise on top, allowing you to squeeze a little more information out of those events," Andy Frassetto, a seismologist at the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology in Washington, D.C., told Nature
"There's a big chance indeed it could lead to better measurements," Thomas Lecocq, a seismologist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, added.
Lecocq told CNN that Brussels was seeing a 30 to 50 per cent reduction in ambient noise since it went on lockdown in the middle of March.
The Royal Observatory made sure to note the Earth was "still shaking," just at a significantly smaller measure.
An analysis carried out by Carbon Brief noted a 25 percent decrease in emissions across China during February 2020 due to the reduced use of coal and crude oil, as compared to the same time in 2019. Furthermore, the amount of nitrogen dioxide also dropped by 36 percent right after the Chinese New Year holiday, compared to last year. This can be verified with the measurements made by the NASA OMI instrument. //Yourstory.com
Don't fall prey to fake news and fake hopes. Adios!