Coronavirus And Environmental Science

Habeeb Rehman
Mar 23, 2020   •  61 views

Environmental science is the field of science that studies the interactions of the physical,chemical and biological components of the environment and also the relationships and the effects of these components with the organisms in the environment.

With the dramatic Coronavirus outbreak in the world , let us know the impact of this in our environment:

There are many significant impacts running in the environment which are worth noticing.

With global economic activity ramping down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,it is hardly surprising that emissions of a variety of gases related to energy and transport would be reduced.

Scientists say that by may , when CO2 emissions are at their peak thanks to the decomposition of leaves , the levels recorded might be the lowest since the financial crisis over a decade ago.

Traffic levels were estimated down 35% compared with a year ago. Emissions of carbon monoxide,mainly due to cars and trucks ,have fallen.

Countries that have been under stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus have experienced an unintended benefit. The outbreak has,at least in part , contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in some countries.


Although grim,it's something scientists said could offer tough lessons for how to prepare  - and ideally avoid - the most destructive impacts of climate change.

Coronavirus lockdown may save more lives by preventing pollution than by preventing infection.

Isn't it horrifying? Yet,it's true.

Satellite observations have shown that the temporary measures have also driven significant decreases in harmful emissions.

Carbon dioxide is tied to industrial activity , electricity production and transportation ,So anything that affects those sectors will impact greenhouse gases , as well.

The global lockdown inspired by the novel Coronavirus , COVID-19 , has shuttered factories and reduced travel, slashing pollution including the greenhouse gases that are heating the climate.

After noticing all these positive changes in our beautiful environment and as we move to restart these economies , we need to use this moment to think about what we value .

Do we want to go back to the status quo , or do we want to tackle these big structural problems and restructure our economy and reduce emissions and pollution?

Because , the experts warned that observed reductions are temporary and that as cities , countries and economies bounce back , so  , too , will emissions - unless major infrastructure or societal changes are adopted.

“Be a part of sollution not a part of pollution”
Every little thing you do makes a difference!”

In future , governments should engage environmental scientists and public health experts who can provide insights into the behaviour of this virus in the environments.

If we can think about how to prepare for climate change like a pandemic , may be there will be a positive outcome to all of this 

We can help prevent crisis in the future if we are prepared.

“Bring change in behaviour to save the Environment”