Loujain Kurdi, Communications Officer with Greenpeace Canada, argues that the drop in air pollution come after a long period of sustained increase. She says the last few years have been the hottest ever recorded and global pollution continues to take lives every year.
“Generally, industrial emissions have decreased, but we are noting an increase in residential emissions associated with the isolation restrictions due to the pandemic. In short, it’s wrong to think that the virus is beneficial for the environment.” – Loujain Kurdi, Communications Officer Green Peace Canada
According to Kurdi, these drops are temporary and when the global economy kicks back in, countries will want to catch up and this will affect the environment drastically.