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The Surprising Benefit of Covid in Asia

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A Blessing is Disguise

Most people think that in a time filled with such misery and loss that there is no benefit of Covid. My family has lost four memorable, remarkable people to death. 

My family tries to focus on hope. We look for blessings in disguise. One major blessing we found was how Covid is benefiting our planet. 

Blue Skies in China

Since Hong Kong Closed  due to Covid down there have been a few rare sightings of blue skies! The number of days where there was “good air” increased by 21.5%. China states that they had no idea that a lock-down would help air pollution! 

The Universe

Nasa and the European Space Agency launched a satellite which showed a giant reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions! Especially in major Chinese cities. A visible cloud of toxic gas hanging over industrial powerhouses has almost disappeared! 

More Emissions Go Down

From February 3rd, to March first, CO2 emissions went down by at least 25%. China is the world’s biggest polluting country. They contribute at least 30% of the world’s CO2, which is equivalent to 200 million ton of CO2.

The Use of Coal Goes Down

There has been a large decline in the use of China’s coal usage. In 2018 coal was 59% of China’s energy source. Coal is the main score of power in many homes. Coal also runs factories, power plants and other industries. They saw a 36% present drop in coal consumption . 

When Covid Ends

People worry that when Covid ends China’s main concern will be getting their economy up and running again. They say that we could see a major rise in CO2 and pollution this coming year. Not just China but many other countries too. 

Before you Click Out

Think of ways that you can help to reduce your waste and carbon footprint.

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Madeline , 12 , Colorado
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  • This is a beautifully written article and very true.

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  • Yes, one of the advantages resulting from less use of automobiles in China ( and actually the world) has been the massive reduction of CO2 in the world. Now, of course, is the problem of how to maintain that limited use. Electric cars are in our futures and that outcome—how many? and cost? still remain a huge issue. Using solar and wind farms for energy are becoming essential. Keep thinking of more ways we can, as a world, continue to save our planet.

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