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Started 6th Jul, 2020

How does COVID-19 affect global climate change?

In many countries, air and rail transportation is interrupted. The isolation measures lead to the decrease of road traffic utilization and the production of factories. The result is reduced carbon emissions and clean air above China, South Korea, European countries and the United States. China's anti epidemic measures have reduced carbon emissions by 25% in just one month. At the end of March, the European Space Agency (ESA) released satellite images showing changes in the ozone layer over many countries between January 1 and March 11. The changes above Italy are particularly dramatic, with the country's ecological indicators improving, as seen by the naked eye: swans and fish begin to return to the Venetian canal, and then dolphins and jellyfish are observed.

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23rd Jul, 2020
Muhammed Ashraful Alam
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Restricted movements with less number of motor vehicles , less activities, closed factory with less carbon and other harmful gases, less destruction of biodiversity and ecosystem: green environment with less pollution.
The question is how long this green will persist!
23rd Jul, 2020
Abhijit Mitra
University of Calcutta
Significant effects have been seen during lockdown. You can refer these papers (attached).
24th Jul, 2020
Bayan Khalaf
An-Najah National University
The lockdown during this pandemic has contributed to reducing air pollution and hence climate change effects.
27th Jul, 2020
Muhammed Ashraful Alam
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Lockdown due to Corona has changed the total environment for a while.
27th Jul, 2020
Muhammed Ashraful Alam
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
It's challenging to maintain the green environment in our normal life after the lockdown.
1st Aug, 2020
Ronald Valledor Gomeseria
University of the Philippines Open University
The good thing with the COVID19 pandemic has no pollution at all and that contribute to global climate change.
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