Evaluation of environmental impacts of the Covid-19 on the Iran: an updated review

Document Type : Original Article

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Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran, Iran

10.29252/sustainearth.2021.223200.1001

Abstract

Since December 2019, COVID-19 disease has been spread rapidly in all regions of the world, from cold and dry to hot and humid climates. The results show that after one year (10 May, 2021) infection cases are about 24 times and death cases are about 11 times in the Iran. The ratios are relatively not far from to average data in the other parts of the world. The COVID-19 is a pandemic that affects not only every parts of our life but also different parts of the ecosystems and environment. After one year, ideas about role of this crisis in ecosystem and environment are quite different. Optimists believe that this crisis is the best opportunity to reduce pressure on natural resources and provides time for self-reconstruction of the ecosystems and environment. The pessimist state that the Covid-19 is going to destroy our ecosystem such as catastrophe worse that dinosaur extinction. The most positive impacts of this crisis are reduced pressure on natural resources, decreasing in air pollution and climate change, deeper understanding of the ecosystems and environment saving. The significant negative impacts of this crisis are human infection and death, economic losses, increasing in household consumption, medicine, faces masks and medical gloves and challenge for burial of household and medical waste, reduction in environmental diplomacy, reduction in accuracy of weather forecasts and treat for wildlife infection. The impacts on the ecosystems and environment of Iran are similar to that reported in other parts of the world.

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Article Title [فارسی]

Evaluation of environmental impacts of the Covid-19 on the Iran: an updated review

Author [فارسی]

  • Mohammad Yazdi
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