Some Good News.
Humans are slowing their pace and changing their behavior as they stay indoors and attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As economic activity has slowed, air quality over Europe and China has temporarily improved.
There is evidence that breathing polluted air largely contributes to an earlier death. Strangely, even though COVID-19 is taking many lives, some experts say the reduction in pollution may have even saved more lives than the death toll caused by the deadly virus in China.
Although these pollution reductions are short-lived now that life is returning to normal in China, it is evident that we have the power to change our habits as humans to reverse the negative effects on the climate and environment.
As the city of Venice in Italy shut down, fish and even swans and dolphins have returned to the newly clear canals for the first time in over 60 years.
This serves as a wake-up call about how our actions and habits as humans effect our environment. While this virus might be keeping us quarantined, the environment is finally getting a break from humans.
This is the good news we needed to hear.
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