Is Covid-19 restoring nature back to health?
Nature has reported to be restoring itself since lockdown has taken place and people have stopped going to work. Dolphins were spotted returning to Venice canals in Italy.
Owner of Metropole Hotel Gloria Beggiato says “It is calm like a pond, because there are no more waves caused by motorised boats transporting day-tripper tourists. And of course, the giant cruise ships have disappeared.” The clarity of water has also massively improved.
People have taken to Twitter praising the impact the Coronavirus lockdown has had on wildlife. Due to how much contribution humans had to global warming people believe there was not enough action taking place.
China has also been said to have decreased in pollution which had more of an impact on their lives than the virus.
Satellite images that NASA published online displayed that pollution clouds had almost completely disappeared between January 1 and February 25. During this period, the Chinese government shut down transportation going into and out of Wuhan and ordered local businesses to stop operating to go into lockdown.
“There is evidence that the change is at least partly related to the economic slowdown following the outbreak of coronavirus” NASA supported.
However people have been denying that nature is restoring itself and that the Twitter reports are false allegations.
“I think people really want to believe in the power of nature to recover,” says Susan Clayton a professor of psychology and environmental studies.
Neither the less we hope nature finds its balance.