In good news for the environment, due to the COVID-19 crisis, global greenhouse gas emissions have dropped severely. As more people are straying away from travel, less airplanes are consuming fuel, which has been the biggest contributor to this nearly $4-trillion consumption loss. Although, as the environment is benefiting from this pandemic, the economy has been detrimentally impacted. The difference between the positive reduction of emissions and negative loss of jobs has highlighted several bittersweet results from the coronavirus pandemic.
- One silver lining to the pandemic crisis is that the environment is slowly recovering.
- For example, greenhouse gas emissions have seen their largest drop ever due to the pandemic.
- While jobs have been lost, the dip in transportation and more has led to a healthier environment.
“The researchers found that the travel sector and regions of Asia, Europe and the United States were hit the hardest, with cascading multiplier effects across the globe.”