Tackle Coronavirus and Climate Crisis Together: Greta Thunberg

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Tackle Coronavirus and Climate Crisis Together Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish activist joined calls, on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis altogether.

Since the lockdown has been imposed due to the Covid-19, the world is seeing dramatic changes in the climate. People can see blue skies, animals on the street while people are inside their homes, but experts worry that this blue sky will not be seen once everything hits back the road again.

In Venice canals, fish can be seen as the canal is no longer polluted by motorboats. In India, some residents have reported the seeing of the Himalayas for the first time in decades.

Air quality improvements are shown by satellites across Europe and Asia, including the country where coronavirus emerged i.e. China.

As the world’s second-largest economy get back to work i.e. China’s economy, residents in some of China’s most smog-prone cities fear that blue skies would not last.

Tong Zhiwei, 27, a resident of Shanghai, said that after the pandemic is over and fall factories will reopen, the climate will get worse, slowly back to its original state. She further added to try your best to enjoy the blue sky until it is there.

Thunberg said that while taking action to fight against the coronavirus does not indicate that climate crisis had gone away.

She said that the Earth day amidst the coronavirus reminds us that climate and the environmental emergency is still ongoing and we need to tackle both the corona pandemic and climate change at the same time because we need to tackle two crises at once.

Antonio Guterres, the U.N. chief, on Earth day, urged governments to make use of their economic answers to the pandemic to stop the “even deeper emergency” of climate change.

Guterres said that on this Earth Day, all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic but there is another emergency, which is deeper than the pandemic i.e. the Erath’s unfolding environmental crisis.

Last year’s temperature in Europe was the hottest, and it will only increase in the coming years as per the study released on Earth day

Thunberg said that she might have got coronavirus while travelling to a different country, having mild symptoms but not tested.

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