How has COVID-19 impacted the environment?
The coronavirus pandemic is taking lives and livelihoods. It has disrupted routines, forcing us to slow down, stay home, and work remotely.
We are in the midst of a global health crisis and if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that life as we know it can change in the blink of an eye.
Nature has also seen some drastic changes. While humans practice social distancing, the air is cleaner, skies are clearer and wildlife is venturing out. At the same time, there’s been a rise in medical waste, internet (and energy) usage, and packaging from food and online shopping.
What is the extent of this impact? Is this short-lived? What can we learn from this crisis as far as climate change is concerned? What can we do differently in the future?
Let’s get your questions answered.
Venngage carried out a research-led study to understand how COVID-19 has impacted the environment.
Here’s a look at a data-backed infographic that tells you how it has affected carbon emissions, waste, wildlife, and energy — and what we can learn to fight climate change in the future.