While COVID-19 has scared and scarred us at the same time, the good news is that we can now see a brighter future for humanity.
This will give an immediate impetus to the environmental improvement initiatives, not only in India but all across the world.
Let’s take a look at what positive measures we can expect soon.
Ready for future pandemics
The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for the world to have facilities and infrastructure in place to better tackle such situations in the future. It is not acceptable that we will probably have to wait 18 months for a vaccine for such a disease. Governments will spend heavily on ensuring that vaccines can be built faster.
Lower pollution levels
The almost complete shutdown of industries and traffic across the world is already showing results in the form of a cleaner environment. Going forward, more countries will be stricter about high pollution levels caused by industries and transport. There will be immediate and better efforts made to bring these down.
With a generation of power being one of the most polluting industries, there will be particular emphasis on reducing the effects on the environment. Renewable energy will be more in focus. Solar and wind energy will be more popular across the world, and even in households. Electric vehicles could reduce the pollution levels drastically, and governments will give an even bigger push for the transition to such cars.
Lesser pressure on Earth’s resources
With lower demand for fossil fuels, it will lead to less pressure on the Earth’s resources. Mother nature can heave a sigh of relief that humanity is finally working in tandem with her idea of living.
With the extremes in climate witnessed across the globe, things will now improve. Hopefully, all this will lead to a fall in global warming and a better environment for all of us.
With the current disease attacking immune-deficient people, there will be a broader demand for healthy living. Individuals and corporates will try to live a healthier life by exercising and ensuring a proper diet, which will increase their immunity levels.
Help for the needy
Developed countries will realize that even the lesser developed countries need to be looked after. A pandemic can begin in any country, but it will affect the entire world. It is in everyone’s interest to ensure that no country is left behind when it comes to progress. There will be a more significant effort to provide better healthy living and working conditions for all.