There are multiple tweets on Twitter, the micro-blogging platform, about how nature is healing and humans are the viruses. Considering the fact that holes in the ozone layer seem to be patching themselves up, this analysis appears to be true.

Now, according to media reports, the national lockdown enforced due to the spread of the novel coronavirus has led to the fall in India’s CO2 emissions for the first time in 40 years. As coal consumption fell and oil consumption flatlined, the CO2 emissions fell around 15 per cent in March and are likely to have fallen by 30 per cent last month.

Compared to the previous fiscal year, analysts Lauri Myllyvirta and Sunil Dahiya of the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) stated that CO2 emissions fell by about 30 million tonnes in the financial year 2019-20.