Coronavirus and global environmental damage!
A lot of things are being said on the World Wide Web about how Novel Coronavirus is having so good an effect on the environment. People and scientists and so called experts all over the globe are yakking and yakking as to how nature is going through the process of recovery, while humans are locked indoors.
But the reality is altogether a different story and the truth is that the Coronavirus pandemic will only result in global environmental damage!
A couple of months ago, with lockdowns being enforced in many parts of the world, one of the big benefits to this was that the daily worldwide global carbon emissions dropped to 17%, as compared to the year 2019. But according to new data, by mid June 2020, daily worldwide global carbon emissions were only lower by around 5%, as compared to what they were at the same point in time, in the year 2019.
And the main point to be noted here is that – normal activity, has not even commenced fully!
University of East Anglia, Britain, Professor of Climate Change, Corinne Le Quéré, states:
“We still have the same cars, the same roads, the same industries, same houses. So as soon as the restrictions are released, we go right back to where we were.”
Corinne Le Quéré adds:
Now, “the risk is very high” that carbon output could surge past pre-pandemic levels, “especially since we’ve done it in the past, not very long ago.”
Climate change cannot be put to a stop by the Coronavirus disease pandemic. April 2020 and May 2020 have been recorded as the warmest months.
Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, said:
“Human interaction with the ecosystem must remain balanced, otherwise we will risk disrupting nature which have consequences as we are seeing in the COVID-19 pandemic.”
It is very likely then that the Coronavirus pandemic will only result in global environmental damage!