News By/Courtesy: Yash Keshari | 04 Jun 2020 15:58pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wearing a mask in a clean environment?
  • The COVID-19 situation has helped humanity and other living organisms to combat the emerging sickening pollution levels.
  • The reports from all over the world have also reported the side effects of the non-existence of humans

Though almost everyone hoped for living in a better environment in the city of Mumbai, but who could have thought of living in a clean environment and still wearing a mask?

Every developed city in India faces the same problem, in the long run, that is pollution. It is a word that has developed a headache even in the heads of budding environmentalists. The coronavirus pandemic has shown the humans a clear picture of the environment without the existence of humans and even if the humans felt that a cursed might have fallen upon them, but for Mother Nature, this pandemic has proved to be a blessing from GOD.

As per reports, the carbon emission for the year 2018 and 2019 in India was 123 million tonnes and 132 million tonnes but for the year 2020 were -30 million tonnes. (1). Globally, the carbon emissions were lower than 17% of the normal conditions in April, when compared to March. (2)

The negative figure symbolizes not only the statistics on a percentage basis but also how the COVID-19 situation has helped humanity and other living organisms to combat the emerging sickening pollution levels. The beaches and seas are not anymore playing with plastics. The seas are calm without any noise pollution. The wilderness of the forests is not chirping anymore. Humans are cleaning the cities and villages on a large scale, which was needed from a long-long time in India. People have moved towards a more healthy diet and thus consuming less packaged food (non-availability issue). This measure has also affected the non-vegetarian diet.

The experts have expected the following from COVID-19 (3):

  1. Better air quality.
  2. CO2 emission fall.
  3. Drawing attention towards the wildlife trade
  4. Reduced pollution in the rivers and seas
  5. Sense of realization that the deeds of humans has crossed all the limits

Apart from the expectations,reports are reporting the side effects of the non-existence of humans. These effects include increasing plastic wastes, ignorance of the climate crisis, hunger of animals dependent on the tourists, and many more. After the lockdown ends, there is a slight and faint chance of hope that humans realize the need for changing their lifestyle. Even though it is the need of the hour, humans would refuse to believe in a healthy diet and will try to adopt an unhealthy lifestyle in the long run.

 

Sources

1. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1119152/annual-carbon-dioxide-change-in-india/
2. https://www.businessinsider.in/science/news/lockdowns-cut-daily-carbon-emissions-in-april-to-17-below-last-years-average-but-that-only-gets-us-back-to-2006-levels/articleshow/75837410.cms
3. https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-and-the-environment-7-changes-to-expect/g-53075159

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 04 Jun 2020 22:33pm IST


Tags : Coronavirus, Covid-19, Environment, Cleanliness, Pollution, Plastic

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