On one hand, Covid-19 has created many formidable challenges around the world, on the other hand, amazing and vibrant views of natural beauty are also being seen. History is witness that whenever such terrible epidemics have occurred in the past, then the environment has taken a positive turn.
Of course, in the Corona transition period, this form of nature may be a momentary relief for human life, but when the danger of infection is completely eliminated, will the environment remain intact?
When accelerating the pace of development will not only be necessary for all countries, but will also be a compulsion, then such steps will be taken that will lead to sustainable development without harming nature.
This short-term fix to the environmental problem is neither a permanent solution nor a desirable outcome. However, the present situation should be understood as a warning from nature that provides an opportunity to change the way of life and development process of man.
History is replete with examples that prove that the epidemics have had a profound impact on the environment, but that natural resources have been exploited extensively to boost the pace of economic development immediately after the epidemic. There is, therefore, no need to be overjoyed by the short-term environmental reform created by the Corona epidemic, but to redefine the interrelations of human, nature and economic development.
Many environmentalists believe that the virus is the result of a natural imbalance between man and nature. Scientists say factors such as excessive meat production, antimicrobial resistance and rising global temperatures are playing an important role in causing wild viruses to spread to humans and become frightening.
At the same time, the climate crisis is also reducing our immunity against fighting viral diseases. In fact, the ecological changes that have been taking place in the last few decades, unbridled economic growth and wild exploitation of natural resources have led to improper and unbalanced use of ecosystems.