I will never forget the first time I visited Beijing in China.
I remember looking up and being completely blown away by the fact you couldn’t see any blue sky whatsoever – the pollution was so bad, it was like walking around in a thick smog.
But now, in Venice, the canals are running clear.
Across China, with more cars off the road and people staying indoors, we are already seeing a dramatic change.
As well as a decline in pollution levels across China, which NASA satellites have documented, Italy has also seen a shift since being on lockdown.
Residents of Venice have noticed a vast improvement in the quality of their famous canals, with the water now running clear for the first time in years.
In fact, the water is so clean, you can even see fish swimming around.
Perhaps the silver lining of the coronavirus will be that we have a real wake-up call on climate change, and start to consider what action we can take to really limit our impact on the environment.
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