Frankly, the year 2020 will be remembered for years to come. It was the period that saw the technological age unable to properly handle a pandemic. A year that saw nations face terrible fiscal positions and hardship for many of their citizens.
But on second thought, there is the good side to this year regardless of the many reasons to be angered.
A Safer Planet in 2020
In the leap year 2020, the lockdown which was a resultant effect of the Covid-19 pandemic saw the world produce less greenhouse gas. This means that we had a safer planet as the terrible state of our planet in this regard was controlled by the lockdown.
However, there is cause for concern as this was not an intentional approach to saving the planet. It was a positive result that came off a negative situation. The concern is how the world and its inhabitants will keep up with actions that will preserve the ozone layer.
The Other Side to It
Despite fewer harmful actions impacting on the planet by humans, we still recorded a hot period. As a matter of fact, the year 2020 recorded the hottest season as validated by credible organizations such as the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was more detailed in its analysis of the state of the planet. This is considering how it made a comparative analysis of datasets from 5 different years.
At the end of their examination, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that the years 2016, 2019, and especially 2020 were the hottest experienced.
The major cause of the level of heat generated in the planet is down to how fossil fuel is used. This is because by burning this resource, the atmosphere is trapped with greenhouse gases.
As a result, water levels are rising massively in certain regions, forcing residents to seek refuge elsewhere.