Will future environ be harmed by COVID-19?
Without an iota of doubt, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused all kinds of global environmental issues. Sure, because of lockdowns all over the globe, people may see birds chirping a lot more than they used to and in many places all over the globe, the air is cleaner and fresher and all kinds of animals are seen roaming about in big cities and big and small towns.
But is this really beneficial to the future environ?
Friends of the Earth, Senior Policy Analyst, Lukas Ross, states:
“There’s a serious risk that polluters could emerge from this crisis bolder and potentially more profitable than ever.”
To save the future environ, all over the globe, there are all kinds of protests being held, at some point in time or the other. One such is the one that was held in Hong Kong. This was a staged “die in” protest, which was held by the Extinction Rebellion movement. The aim of the protest was to create awareness about the crisis with regards to the global climate and also the dangers of air pollution in the region.
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said:
“The pandemic has allowed us to observe what scientists the world over have been saying for years: the interdependence between humanity and biodiversity is so profound that the latter’s vulnerabilities are our own.”
It does appear for now, that the Coronavirus disease has been very helpful to the environment. But these so called ‘helpful effects’, are just temporary and once the lockdowns are all over and things start getting back to what they once used to be, it is more than likely that the world may very well go back to the proverbial square 1 – post Coronavirus crisis.
Will future environ be harmed by COVID-19? Who can say for sure?