With Coronavirus being the deadliest virus of this decade, the entire globe is frightened by its adverse effects on humans. However, the pandemic of Coronavirus has done something right as well for the Earth. Hard to digest? While the whole world is shut down and fighting against this disease, we have out-looked the positive impacts it has left on the environment.Let's have a look at the four essential parts of the environment and how is Coronavirus affecting them.
Air pollution due to vehicles has been reduced to an unexpected extent due to the travel ban and complete lockdown in the world. Due to a massive reduction in traveling, carbon emission has been cut down by approx. 25% in China. Whereas, air quality in every country is also improved.
Increase in waste
Since the fight against this pandemic has started, a significant increase in waste, primarily surgical waste, has been noticed. Every patient is treated with a brand new and sterile equipment to eliminate the spread of the virus that has resulted in snowballing the waste. Organizations need to develop a strategy to dispose of the debris in a way that doesn't harm the environment.
Even in this threatening situation, some people have shown the audacity to spread rumors about several things. One of which is wildlife, people are reporting fake news that wildlife is coming back to urban areas. Though, the fact is that wild animals have gotten an extremely fresher environment to live in.
People have been using their cell phones and other gadgets in this lockdown more than they ever did. Hence, a drastic rise has been seen in the request of broadband for video gaming, video streaming, online calls, and more.
The world is facing many crises that are temporary and will go away as the pandemic dwindles. But the health of climate will deteriorate rapidly once the world resumes.
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