Has covid helped the ongoing environmental health crisis? Somehow you can say yes, as the car and jet emissions have fallen dramatically since the pandemic struck the world.
In other words, we can say that earth has taken a short breath from carbon emission, dust storms, pollutions, wastes and garbage, and greenhouse gases. By not more but less slowdown of industrial activity. But after the pandemic, what will happen? This thing raises the question as greenhouse gases are already a nuisance for the environment. We will be in a dangerous situation.
How Is Covid-19 Moving Governments Towards the Environmental Projections?
This is actually one of the biggest concerns for the environmentalists and the governments. The COVID-19 pandemic has given governments a reason and the forecasts to roll back the environmental concerns. It is clear that lobbyists from the automobiles, plastic industry, and fossil fuels are taking benefit from the COVID and push governments towards the standards of their will.
The government should demand the show cause notices for running the industries and using too much energy. There should be a ban on the routine environmental usages ask and
Some governments have announced the temporary ban on routine environmental workings and require reporting for this reason.
Some governments have rolled back on car emissions and air pollution standards. We have seen the same case in European countries, and the biggest example is the Czech Republic, where the shampoo industry announced refilling bottles from stores rather purchase a new one. Thus, the plastic wastes have been lower down.
So many of these environmental standards have helped people to continue the same after the pandemic. So, to cut them after they are locked down or after the situation is settled down is counterproductive.
What Will Happen After the Situation Settles Down?
It depends on how the government of certain countries responds to the situation. Massive amounts of money are spent on reliable and recovery programs for greener and more sustainable energy programs.
The future will take scientists to curb the climate crisis and rapid transit from polluting fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas to cleaner energy resources. The cleaner resources are wind and solar power. So, these are the recovery packages to address the global issue of the climate crisis.
But unfortunately, some countries are going on their usual traditional model of using energy rather than looking at the cleaner atmosphere during the pandemic and the lockdown.
Source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/22/can-covid-19-help-ease-climate-crisis, photo credit: https://unsplash.com/s/photos/pollution, featured photo by Mike Marrah on Unsplash