(LibertySociety.com) – There’s been a concerted effort by the federal government and average people to reduce the amount of pollution in the atmosphere over the last decade or so. During the pandemic, as leaders from both parties tried to stop the spread of COVID-19, something unexpected happened: pollution levels dropped.
According to a NASA report, pollution over the Northeastern US cities improved by 30% during lockdowns. Asia and Europe saw similar reductions in air pollution. In India, people were reportedly able to see the Himalayas for the first time in nearly 30 years.
With clear air some Indians 🇮🇳 can now see the Himalayas for the first time in decades.
Even the worst of crisis may have positive side effects. pic.twitter.com/1Pi1gcZAWL
— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) April 11, 2020
The reduction in pollution was an incredibly positive side effect of the pandemic. We all learned that we could reduce our impact on the environment in a very significant way. However, even NASA points out it came at a “high cost” as communities dealt with the ramifications of “widespread lockdowns.”
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