The Positive Thing About the Coronavirus

Lilly A.

The Cornooavirus has been a world pandemic and has seemed to put the world into panic. Through all the craziness that has happened it seems like the Coronavirus couldn’t possibly have any upsides. However according to Channel 4 New York News the Coronavirus has lead to pollution levels dropping. Due to the fact that schools and work are closing down along with the enforcement of self quarantine a lot of people aren’t driving anywhere meaning less carbon dioxide into the air. Along with not throwing out their trash into the environment because most people are not going outside. Channel 4 goes into detail on telling us that in Italy and China pollution and carbon dioxide levels have been 10-30% lower than usual. Some reporters even described this as the Earth’s way on trying to take a deep breath.

 

Sources

-https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/23/coronavirus-pandemic-leading-to-huge-drop-in-air-pollution

-https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/satellite-images-show-pollution-levels-dropping-in-u-s-cities-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/2344733/