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Affiliation: El gato y La Caja Journal. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Keywords: Covid 19, Pandemic, Air improvement, environment, global warming, climate
Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, News and Views
Languages: Spanish, Castilian
Lockdown measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic led to a secondary improvement in the air quality of major cities worldwide. Decreased mobility and slowing down of industrial and economic activity explain most of this effect. Unfortunately, when easing measures were implemented, air quality rapidly dropped to the levels observed before the lockdown. Moreover, no significant benefit has been evidenced in current Global Warming and Climate Change. In this article, originally published in El Gato y La Caja, Timoteo Marchini presents how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need of humans to establish a healthy relationship with the environment, not only for our development but for our survival.