We all listening about how corona affects the People health and the global economy. Corona has lockdown in all over the world. And this lockdown is actually healing the earth.
The Dramatic Effect Lockdowns On Environment
- One-third of the world is under lockdown as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Air traffic is down, fewer cars are on the road, and factories are closed; this means that air pollution has drastically decreased in many parts of the world.
- Air pollution is the cause and aggravating factor of many respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and lung cancer.
- The satellite shows a drop in polluting gases like nitrogen dioxide over the last few weeks. This harmful gas is mostly generated by power plants, car engines, and other industrial processes.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 3 million people die each year from ailments caused by air pollution. Many studies of different countries show that people who are affected by COVID-19 were from the polluted area. Living in areas with higher levels of air pollution increased the death risk due to Covid-19.
At the very least, it should challenge governments and businesses to consider how things can be done differently after the pandemic, to hold on to temporary improvements in air quality.
Ironically, by shutting down swaths of the global economy, COVID-19 has helped expose another respiratory health crisis. The ensuing lockdown has shown improvements in air quality that are possible when emissions are reduced globally.
The nationwide lockdown caused positive changes in the environment, at least temporarily.
- The sky is clear and we can see more stars.
- The BOD level increase during the lockdown.
- Fishes can be seen near the local Ghats and rivers (Varanasi Ghat).
- Quality of air is increased.
- Nitrogen Dioxide is also decreased in Air.
- Toxic foam is a result of industrial waste. Due to lockdown industries, are closed for a long time. Due to which industrial waste is not spoiling the environment.
The first 5 maps above display aerosol optical depth (AOD) in India from 31 March to 5 April each year for a period of 5 years from 2016 to 2020.
The 6th map (discrepancy) shows how the AOD is in 2020 compared to the 2016–2019 average.
In easy words, you can say that covered areas by orange colour is the pollution present in the environment of INDIA. This orange-coloured area is a mixture of Polluted gas presents in the air which we breathe in. The significant reduction in the concentrations of NO2 in major cities across India. Mumbai and Delhi saw a reduction of around 40-50% as compared to the same duration last year.
Moreover, After the pollution drop, the Dhauladhar mountain range of Himachal, visible after 30 yrs, from Jalandhar (Punjab). This is approx. 200 km away straight.
As we are hearing stories like this from all around the globe. People in India’s northern state of Punjab have reported seeing the Himalayas for the first time in decades.
This lockdown taught us that, Everyone and everything needs a break from this daily routine. Whether it is Machine, Human, Animals, Environment or our Earth. If we are failed to give a break to our Nature, Earth will take it by itself. But it will be a big threat to humanity.