The only good thing 2020 has brought humanity is the reduction in carbon emission. Don’t get me wrong, there must have been a lot of things that may have gone your way this year, but in a generalized way, this year has not been a good one. From the Australian wildfires to the outbreak of a global pandemic, we all got shook at an alarming rate. Panic spread throughout the world, and ultimately it was put on lockdown.
Since then, the economic activities and traveling have been reduced to a bare minimum. To this day, ten months into the pandemic, we are being cautious and facing serious threats to human health. However, with the traveling being almost shut down, the carbon emissions in the atmosphere have also been reduced. The air is now fresher and healthier. It is clear that the reduction of carbon emissions is the only thing positive about this year.
This activity was somewhat expected. Not only the carbon emissions but the overall quality of atmosphere and wildlife have improved globally. This says a lot about humans and our way of living. Just a few months of no traveling and strict lockdown have improved the overall quality of life.
Carbon emissions have always been a problem in the modern era. Most of the credit goes to the transport and traveling front. To reduce these toxic gases from being released into the atmosphere, electric cars are now being produced in abundance. It will still take some time to completely overcome this problem; however, it is our duty to try.
In 2020, global carbon emissions are reduced by 6.5 percent, which is a great number considering the emissions in the last year. Take a look at the following infographic for details on the most carbon emissions reductions in a country-wise manner.
Infographic by: statista