COVID-19 shutdowns on climate change

The coronavirus has caused many changes worldwide in the past two months. Entire cities have closed, trains and air fares have almost stopped, public spaces are closed, concerts are canceled, ski resorts are closed. Much of life has stopped, as has much of the world’s production of greenhouse gases. “These COVID’19 effects are main causes the climate change in the entire world”.

Climate change in the USA due to COVID 19

Compared to this time to last year, contamination levels in New York have been slimmed down by about 50% due to measures to contain the virus.

Climate change in China due to COVID 19

In China, emissions fell 25% at the start of the year as people were enjoined to continue home, factories shut down, and coal use decreased 40% of China’s six largest power plants since the final quarter of 2019. The proportion of days with “good quality air” increased by 11.4% compared to the same period last year in 337 cities in China, according to its Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

Climate change in Europe due to COVID 19

In Europe, satellite imagery shows fading nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in northern

Italy. A similar tale is unfolding in Spain and the UK.

An air quality researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Fei Liu said

“This is the first time I have seen such a dramatic drop-off over such a wide area for a specific event,”
“I am not surprised because many cities nationwide have taken measures to minimize the spread of the virus.”

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146362/airborne-nitrogen-dioxide-plummets-over- china

It is safe to state that no one would have wanted emissions to be thinned out in this manner. COVID-19 has had a gloomy overall cost in lives, health services, and mental wellness. But in any case it has also demonstrated the difference that communities can make when caring for each other, and that is a lesson that could be invaluable in dealing with changes in our society as a whole.

This is a developing story.

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