With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, humanity has weakened the negative impact on nature. International airlines have canceled or are about to cancel a significant number of flights. Carbonbrief reports that, with many manufacturing industries slowing down in China, carbon dioxide emissions there are down 25% compared to the same period in 2019. The same trend was recorded by satellites over Italy. In addition, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns of a sharp reduction in oil demand.
Numerous employees of American metropolitan areas prefer to ride bicycles to work, others are switching to remote work. Business meetings are also held virtually. Educational institutions in many countries have already switched to distance learning. All this has led to a sharp reduction in the carbon footprint of human life.
However, the overall consumption of electricity with the introduction of quarantine has increased, there have been more purchases and food orders on the Internet.
As Scientific American magazine notes, scientists have a unique opportunity to study people's reactions to a large-scale crisis. The results obtained allow us to say that in the face of an immediate threat, humanity will be forced to change its social behavioral patterns.
A very interesting experiment Nature performed on us or we forced it by substituting .... Let's try to learn how to live differently.