How Coronavirus Quarantines Lead To A Drop In Air Pollution
As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, the virus is forcing people to stay put. People aren’t driving or flying, leading to a massive reduction in air pollution, most notably in China, but also in Italy, the U.S. and other hard-hit areas that have implemented directives to stay home.
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How Coronavirus Quarantines Lead To A Drop In Air Pollution


    “We need to be more energy sufficient and sustainable” Humans: Nah... Coronavirus: Fine, I’ll do it myself.

  • ali asgar
    ali asgar

    Not just clean air, the virus has made the summers cooler this year. Here is a study about global temperature change during the corona pandemic lockdown

  • Enclave 1
    Enclave 1

    Solar and wind power are not as clean as you think. Nuclear is much cleaner and safer.

  • Chew Solo
    Chew Solo

    Idiotic comments on here are blatant American mentalities

  • C MW
    C MW

    So maybe God’s rule about everyone taking one day off a week would not only reduce our stress but help our environment?!

  • Rebel 4 Life
    Rebel 4 Life

    Lucid dreamers, Astral travelers, energy workers, anyone who wants to Heal Earth...Let's go for it from our beds!

  • Rebel 4 Life
    Rebel 4 Life

  • udayangarba

  • Ahmet 987
    Ahmet 987

    Please cnbc the gas is the most bad thing in the world the electric can be better

  • Ahmet 987
    Ahmet 987

    All things can be electric

  • Palamirtam Marimuthu
    Palamirtam Marimuthu

    the great news is cleaner air....cleaner should be cleaner food(plant based).......cleaner environment.....simpler lifestyles.....congratulations.......16/5/20.......

  • Emmi F
    Emmi F

    The flu killed more people than the corona virus!

  • latin dude
    latin dude

    And yet they're not talking about the wildfires and volcanoes that poured massive amount of particulates in our atmosphere during 2019 Breathing pm10 gives similar symptoms to covid If we don't decreaee pollution we'll have a pandemic every year i'm afraid

  • Lafu75

    They send me this for homework but i am too busy reading the comments

  • Shivam Kumar
    Shivam Kumar

    Working from home is a good idea....

  • Lux Bot
    Lux Bot

    Earth: too much air pollution Corona: I got you fam Earth: but your bad for the humans and will make them suffer's not my problem I suddenly popped up by their own doing Earth: you trying to blame them? Corona: I would not exist if they never made a mistake Earth:this is not about you, it's about me Corona:at least I helped somehow with the environment Earth:this is not over

  • joskemom

    This Einstein said this is not a cost benefit calculation, oh damn, that's nice to know.

  • The Wandering Aristotle
    The Wandering Aristotle

    Mother earth is happy now.

  • toshibamary

    ‪Due to less pollution jhon cena is now visible ‬

  • Sayed Anon
    Sayed Anon

  • Dimension 5
    Dimension 5

    I think we all know that, how many ever lives this economic shutdown might save, the coronavirus takes away twice as much.

  • D Z
    D Z

    Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results. Or not caring about the results to date or being will to change.

  • Edgar Rosell
    Edgar Rosell

    That is not going to change after covid 19...People Are Morons...They like their starbucks, google, and snap chat...They don't like THINKING unless they are forced to think...Right now Morons, I mean people are protesting their safety because they believe their freedom is being taken away from them...Like I said People Are Morons...

  • herman susanto
    herman susanto

    so corona did save life

  • Hades 3945
    Hades 3945

    In fact, Thanos was right

  • DarkGhost_ Gamer
    DarkGhost_ Gamer

    At least we still have Wi-Fi. But I know right the effects of the quarantine on the pollution is simply amazing.

  • Kumar K
    Kumar K

    Nature heals it self...

  • Paul Priore
    Paul Priore

    One thing that great about the Corona virus situation is that the air quality has improved. Has anyone gone outside noticed that you can breathe better without all the smog. People aren't driving around like before.

  • David Anthony
    David Anthony

    Looks like Donald Trump got strong armed by nature, since he decided to get out of the climate change agreement. Eventually a price has to be paid.

  • Legendary Entertainment
    Legendary Entertainment


    People:2020 is going to be the best God:hell no to the no no no

  • HisRoyalFatness

    In order for more permanent beneficial changes in air quality (and the environment in general) to occur, more people need to either work from home (obviously not all jobs can do this, but many office jobs or non-retail/medical could make use of the “work-from-home” model) or commuters need to use more public transportation or walk/bike. Driving a personal vehicle should be reserved for situations where you couldn’t reasonably accomplish the same goal via less harmful methods (grocery shopping for example). Installing climate control systems into ones house could also lower one’s impact on the environment. AI that adjusts temperature to be comfortable but not excessively outside the outdoors temperature saves the owner on heating bills and lowers therefore the impact on the environment.

  • Montana Michael
    Montana Michael

    We are the virus and earth is using its immune system to save itself. The earth is FIXING itself...its balanced. The more we use up our "host", shelves in the arctic melt releasing microscpoic things frozen for hundreds of thousands of years and this corrects the problem as you can see with pollution. Finding a new "host" like mars is similar to a virus mutating and becoming airborne to spread and infect its new host. Think about it. Are WE not a virus....wouldnt earth call us a virus?

  • green bird
    green bird

    One of the things I've been trying to do to cope with all this is look for and think about how much we can learn from all this, and how many theories about how to solve some of our worst problems are being proven to be true. I agree that a pandemic is one of the worst possible ways to learn what we're learning, but what it's revealing IS astonishing, hopeful, even beautiful. Not everything it's revealing is pretty and hopeful, but a lot of it is.

  • Leira Hernandez
    Leira Hernandez

    Am so happy for the animals & the planet, I can cry. I never thought the whole world will have a noticeable health increase in about a month after decreasing pollution & all kinds of harmful stuff. Soon God will act in defense of the Planet and the animals to restore Paradise conditions in Earth.

  • Jourell NOVA
    Jourell NOVA

    Has any one thought that maybe the Earth is giving us this virus? The Amazon rain forest was burned down just last year. Apparently it takes on the load of giving the earth a major percentage of clean air roughly 20%. Often called the “lungs of the Earth” With it being damaged because of the burn, maybe the earth is trying to balance itself out??

  • Ali P
    Ali P

    Why are they not talking about how livestock is the mayor cause of pollution ?

  • Aditya Dewan
    Aditya Dewan

    Aq crooses 600 in India during winters

  • uopdon

    2020.04.14 uop: Oh,k ~ Political Activism Here The People are the Government Prophets Communication and Democracy without the Human Kingdom C19 cures Climate Change The People are the Government 2020.04.14 uop: This is my idea, and this is the forum, like dislike leave a comment start a campaign. 0. The People are the Government, and the voice of the Democracy. The Democracy are all the people and also the voice of the voiceless, all beings on the Earth, known and unknown, mineral, plant, animal and even our Sun and Solar System, to the limits of our available reach, and beyond, the infinite consciousness. 1. The Democracy pay a 1/3 (x) tax on all willing purchases of willingly sold goods or services. 2. This tax is distributed in its entirety, proportionally, to the Democracy on a periodic basis (eg every week). 2/3 (y=2/3x) is Unconditional for the Individual to spend as they please. (This is the UBI, it is like the ultimate hedge fund.) 3. The remaining 1/3 (z=1/3x) is Conditional, spent wholy by the individual in their capacity as the Government. The People are the Government. The process is administered through a Crowd Fund, where Businesses of the Economy (involved individuals of the Economic Democracy) run campaigns that The Government (involved members of the Governmental Democracy) must buy in to (a gift, the contribution is also Unconditional) not an investment). [uop: What? Slow motion this side.] It is not obligatory for the Democracy to participate in the Government, or the Economy. The Government is a political filter made up of the involved members of the Democracy, ie people that care enough about what’s going on they’re prepared to simply spend this money in the Crowd Fund themselves. If you abstain (and that’s not obligatory either, you can choose to be part of The Government one week and not the other, or you could pass the management of your part to a political party, or split it between two or more parties…, if you have an agenda you can air it in the Crowd Fund as a party) your money still must be spent, so it is spent acording to the filter of the Government (uop: see Tweedism and political filters.) Think about it. I believe this system of government can generate a socially responsible democracy, a real, dynamic interpretation of the will of the people through the comercial process of supply and demand, serving wealth and progress, encouraging diversity and allowing failure, ensuring responsibility and accountability, aware of our place and dependence on the Earth, empowered and able to take action (or not) acording to our individual conscience. Let me try an example. Employees of VW depend for their liveley hood on VW, who have been found guilty of cheating (uop: defeat mechanism) emission standards in their diesel cars. The employees are not the cheats, but can do nothing about it, they rely on VW for their liveleyhood. Switch to UBI and employees can democratically decide to leave or stay depending on their conscience, and buy support through the Government initiatives to do something about it, or not. If there is something you believe in, the first thing to do is check if anyone else out there believes the same thing, then you can support that, or start your own campaign/business in the Crowd Fund. So I could check if anyone else already is sueing VW, and add my support to that, so the truth can be established in a Court of Law. Think how this form of democracy could apply to the High Speed Rail link, Heathrow expansion, charities. Real projects that would be funded by the Government through real democracy, the real will of the people expressed, empowered, through their willingness to invest in it. Then I could see if Chris Packham were running a campaign to stop the line crossing a wood, and lend my support to that, with powerful money. I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I’ve seen the lunacy of fanatics of every demonination be called the will of God. I’ve seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves and goodness. What god desires is here [points to the pineal] and here [points to the heart] and what you decide to do every day you’ll be a good man, or not. What man is a man who does not make the world better?

  • Aishwarya Sharma
    Aishwarya Sharma

    who else is being forced to watch this for assignments

  • Owen Fitzgerald
    Owen Fitzgerald

    Well Gernot you can't deny the facts. Since the lock down there has been a huge reduction in pollution, and that has had a huge positive impact. it seems like Mr. Wagner wants to be able to carry on as normal and have an almost magic wand to make it all disappear.

  • Mike Bieman
    Mike Bieman

    IN BIG CITIES!!!! Why do you (NBC) love to leave out certain parts when creating a headline??? Oh...wait, you’re trying to make a claim about climate change. It’s a BIG CITY problem, the air quality just 5 miles outside a big city is already a greater quality and 15 miles out its damn near perfect. You’re misguiding with your headlines because you want to brainwash people to think that it’s the entire environment. When you want to pack yourselves in a city like fuk’n sardines, then complain about the air quality, it’s common fuk’n sense that it’s not going to be good. But anyone that chooses not to live in the city, they have to listen to all the damn nagging about the environment.

  • reynlord garzen
    reynlord garzen

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  • Elizabeth Trammell
    Elizabeth Trammell

    Maybe this will serve as an example for climate change deniers. You can literally see it reverse. It's just devastating that it had to be proven like this.

  • Eucis93

    There are many simple, non-invasive ways to combat this. Slowly introducing laws that shut down all traffic and factories one day per year, half year, month and then one day per week. This would most likely make a drastic change for not only the environment but peoples mental and physical health. More companies making it possible for employees to work from home, basically no employer around me offer possibilities to work from home. Lowering the price on electric cars to make them accessible to everyone and also funding research and manufacturing for electric airplanes and boats. Forcing big coorporations and factories to run on renewable energy, and also making renewable energy solutions more affordable for civilians. Researching ways to make factory machinery with electric motors. Forcing large coorporations to offset their carbon footprints. There are so many easy ways to combat this, but there are no laws in place to make it happen.

  • Nas Hughes
    Nas Hughes

    The government should make a 3 day holiday each month to stay home

  • Tbone Touch Hadebe
    Tbone Touch Hadebe

    Don't worry humans will continue ten fold where we left off soon as the quarantine is over.

  • Allosaurus

    Next video: Dinosaurs have reclaim the land

  • Alvin Omar
    Alvin Omar

    there wont be "economies if there isnt a world . i say we stay in our caves for a bit longer . , its the least we can do. we should do more.


    In our research we found numbers that speak a very clear language: Yes, Corona might have some short term positive effects through pollution reductions, but the real scandal is how much destruction and death environmental pollution is already causing! 9 million die every year because of air pollution (Greenpeace) - it is highly unlikely that as many will die because of Corona in total. Global warming heat waves already burn up the amount of work (The LANCET report) that Corona-caused job losses could cause in the worst case estimations (Bloomberg). If anything, there is nothing positive about Corona, but there is a clear and stark comparison to show how bad climate change and environmental pollution really is.​

  • Fakeray Davies
    Fakeray Davies

    You mean I get to spend more time with my family, finish projects at home, AND help the environment? WINWINWIN! The power to love is everywhere!

  • Irene PESARO
    Irene PESARO

    What do you care about China?USA sent RECENTLY orange agent from the blue sky of Colombia!

  • Anne Healy
    Anne Healy

    Next in the greenie series how mass burials pollute the ground and decomposition makes methane levels skyrocket, whilst suicide rates increase out of sight...

  • Anne Healy
    Anne Healy

    So what????? Less CO2 emission means less greening of the earth and less production of clean oxygen nincompoops! Emotional claptrap without data to support. Oh of course this is your anecdotal proof right? Right!

  • 까마

    *CORONA EFFECT* Air clean. Sea clean. Animal lives. Who is the virus? Human or Corona. New knowledge by the virus. It's a Terrible thing but.. *Invisible True*

  • Rick Pritchett
    Rick Pritchett

    I had to put a hose in my tail pipe through the living room window. I was getting withdrawals. I AM CARBON. I WANT MY FOOTPRINT.

  • Lee CK_철규 Anderson
    Lee CK_철규 Anderson

    Coronavirus kills people, but show us that we can improve our environment by ourselves.

  • M s Dhoni
    M s Dhoni

    Man has ruined the nature in the most cruel way. Covid -19 is a healing method of nature.


    the world economy needs to survive from this corona virus,and make people not worry about their lives.

  • L Nguyen
    L Nguyen

    - "You know I saw a pod of whales when I was coming over the bridge." - "In the Hudson?" - "There's fewer ships, cleaner water."

    • Kitty Laflamme
      Kitty Laflamme

      ITS a "POD' you wrote pot...damn spellcheck

    • Kitty Laflamme
      Kitty Laflamme

      OMG THATS AMAZING!..I am in Vancouver, I didnt know or think we had a lot of pollution. It is like walking through EDEN now...

  • tima298

    Baby boomers Millennials Covidians

  • tima298

    Good time to fix damn roads

  • Alfred Bautista
    Alfred Bautista

    Human is more dangerous virus in the Earth...

  • Cybdiver Underwater
    Cybdiver Underwater

    Maybe we need to turn the world off more often

  • Ana-Maria Voica
    Ana-Maria Voica

    Thhis corona virus seems to benefit alot the chinese people smh ... what a coincidence 😊

  • Arizona Sky
    Arizona Sky


  • Hero Acer
    Hero Acer

    Dancing pallbearers job increase drastically

  • Andito Lalamafu
    Andito Lalamafu

    That's because the people is the virus and Covid-19 is the anti-virus.

  • Jesse S
    Jesse S

    So lets do some math: If nothing changes for one year and so far globally coronavirus killed 102,000 people in a month. That’s 1.2 million people a year. The average death rate per year from pollution is 4.3 million. So that means coronavirus actually may save 3.1 million lives if we continue with pollution dropping. 😂

  • apple juice
    apple juice

    i dont know if the one who made corona is good or bad anymore