Where pessimists see a glass half empty, optimists come to show that it is in fact half full. The same goes for the continuing chaos of the coronavirus. While some people accumulate toilet paper as if there is no tomorrow, there are people who see positive results even in a situation as dire as this.
One of these positive results is that pollution dropped dramatically after the quarantine in Italy. Scientists and researchers agree on the significant drop observed in NO2 levels over the country. So, as the streets are deserted, the air becomes clearer and the muddy waters have cleared up to reveal the life that lives in the canals of Venice, but which could not be seen as clearly before.
After quarantine in Italy, people see positive changes in Venice
As the global pandemic continues to threaten the world, it has also brought about unexpected but positive side effects. Venice, one of the main tourist attractions in Italy, is generally full of people throughout the year. However, at this moment, while the whole country is in quarantine, the city has become completely deserted.
Apparently the waters have cleared enough to reveal the fish that live there
Venice has already suffered enough from overtourism, sinking foundations and floods. Therefore, it now seems like the perfect time to let the city “breathe”. Scientists have already noticed that air pollution dropped considerably during the quarantine, but another positive side effect is that the waters of the canals in Venice have finally become clear. People can finally see fish living and swimming there.
People take photos of the clearer waters and share them on social media
The mayor’s office in Venice made the following statement : “The water now looks clearer because there is less traffic on the canals, allowing the sediment to stay at the bottom. This is because there is less maritime traffic which generally brings sediment to the surface of the water. “
Although there are still fish living there, they could not be seen before due to the heavy traffic in the canals
Nevertheless, the show is still pretty. And for many, this seems to be an opportunity to finally reassess our values and our senseless consumerism. “Maybe there has to be an annual lockout of one month every year for nature to have a break,” said a woman on Facebook. “Above everyone’s concerns, there is always a positive impact that people generally don’t notice,” said an optimist.