Research on the Impacts of Covid-19 on Climate Change
Keywords:COVID-19, Climate change, Greenhouse gas emission.
Since COVID-19, people’s life has changed drastically. The measures being taken to prevent the spread of the virus took a significant toll on all of us. With less transportation and economic activities, many aspects of the world have shifted. Most importantly, the COVID-19 epidemic impacts the global climate in ways people didn’t expect. This paper will illustrate the positive impacts and negative consequences of COVID-19 on climate change and the reasons behind it. After a series of lockdown and restriction policies, greenhouse gas emissions decreased, and air quality increased. However, coastal cities have higher precipitation during COVID-19, which could be a potential threat to floods. The conclusions are drawn based on the actual data of Wuhan on green gas emissions, air quality, and precipitation before and during COVID-19. It is evident statistically that COVID-19 has caused short-term changes in the climate, which should be addressed because both incidents are challenging people worldwide. And people should work together to improve the situation.
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