Satellite Shows How Coronavirus Quarantine Affected Air Pollution Over Northern Italy (13 pics + 1 video)

Posted in INTERESTING       17 Mar 2020       2918       5

Scientists and researchers are reporting a significant decrease in NO2 levels above Italy

“Copernicus Sentinel-5P Tropomi is the most accurate instrument today that measures air pollution from space. These measurements, globally available thanks to the free and open data policy, provide crucial information for citizens and decision makers,” said Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes.

 

The graphs show a gradual decrease in NO2 pollution starting from the 14th of February

With less NO2 traces on the 24th of February

Santiago Gassó, a research associate at NASA, took to Twitter to report on the results of the satellite sensor. He also explained that while fluctuating NO2 emissions are completely normal considering that they differ under such factors as the day of the week, this observed change was definitely significant.

 

And a significant decrease in March

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The map showcases NO2 pollution levels on the 8th of February, Saturday

While this one shows the pollution levels on Saturday, March 7

This is the data presented by the European Space Agency (ESA) that shows the same tendency

 

You can watch the time-lapse from ESA in the video below

 

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Some Italians have also reported a more noticeable change in the environment

As the canals in Venice become crystal clear due to reduced traffic during the quarantine

Here’s how people across the world reacted to the story



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Delight 4 month s ago
The comments at the end are why we push back on envirowhackos. They’d really want to see people die.
       
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Harmless 4 month s ago
oh look a small change.. equals humans bad and we saved the planet. lets just nuke italy.
       
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Other 4 month s ago
"Create Crises - Make people believe that a crisis exists and that the only solution is more government programs. It is not important whether or not a crisis actually exists, it is only important that people believe it to be so."

Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky - the dedicatee of Hillary Clinton's senior thesis.
       
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Girl 4 month s ago
Are all the viewers here Alex Jones fanatics? Sickening :(
       
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Scarlett Johansson 4 month s ago
Poor Girl - no one's ever disagreed with you, have they? Look up Rahm Emanuel, and his comment "Never let a crisis go to waste" during the 2008 election. Likely before you were born, I know, but history is your friend.
       
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