Tuesday, December 1

Noise pollution covid-19

COVID-19, Noise pollution covid-19, Noise pollution on the enviornment, Seismology

COVID-19 has caused the greatest reduction in noise pollution ever recorded in human history

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and devastated the global economically. However, there have been a few positive unintended environmental consequences created by the virus.Reports show there has been a significant reduction in climate-change creating greenhouse gasses in the first half of 2020. A newly-released report has found that human-generated noise pollution is down by up to 50% as well.The research published in the journal Science was led by Dr. Thomas Lecocq and Dr Koen Van Noten of the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Brussels and involved 76 authors from 66 institutions in 27 countries.Seismologists believe this period may be the quietest since humans have been able to measure noise pollution and have dubbed it the "anthropause."These scientists me...