Can the Lockdown Save the Planet?

Terra Mater

Apr 9, 2020

In recent weeks we’ve all been working hard to ‘flatten the curve’ and stop the spread of Covid-19 – but is there another curve we’re inadvertently flattening at the same time?

One of the by-products of the global measures imposed to curtail the virus has been a positive impact on the natural world.

Whether it’s a drastic drop in urban pollution or wildlife benefiting from improved access to food, the planet seems to have been getting a well-deserved break.

We examine some of these social-distancing side effects and ask an important question: could this be a lasting change? Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe to be inspired by more topical content about the natural world! #terramatters

Quote Links:
[1] Business Insider:
[2] European Space Agency / ESA:
[3] European Space Agency / ESA:
[4] Reuters: &
[5] National Geographic:
[6] Prof. Dr. Klaus Hackländer, BOKU University, Vienna:
[7] Satoshi Fuji et al., Kyoto University:
[8] Reuters:
[9] Sustainable Fashion Forum:

Lockdown Effects:
Origins of COVID19:

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