• Question: how do you think COVID-19 will affect the climate or our world if it gets that bad?

    Asked by cake021ace to Olga, Madhumidha, Connor, Canice, Aruna, Anthony on 10 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Aruna Chandrasekar

      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Actually surprisingly, Covid-19 actually has helped fight climate change, especially in China, as fewer people are driving and people are living in a more self-sustained manner :).

      People are travelling less and are more confined to their space to prevent the spread of this pandemic.

    • Photo: Anthony Newell

      Anthony Newell answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      When people are forced to quarantine for COVID-19 they travel less so they produce less vehicle pollution. Some industry also slows down when people aren’t able to come to work, reducing pollution further. In China the air quality has actually improved since it started and this would be seen worldwide in other badly affected areas.