How fresh economics can tackle Coronavirus and Climate Change

With the novel COVID-19 spreading and affecting numerous cities across the world in a matter of months, we see new scientific research about it every day. COVID-19 is causing global trade to be disrupted, flights are being canceled, and many people are now working or staying at home. Could the devastating impact of the new coronavirus pandemic destroy the momentum that the climate movement has built up over the last year? Some say so, fearing that the economic fallout will push climate down the list of priorities for governments, and that travel restrictions will force a delay to the U.N. climate conference. That can’t happen. What brought us to this point of unprecedented interest in taking climate action is climate change itself. We have witnessed huge, record-breaking fires and floods, from California to Siberia, all in the space of one year. Sadly those negative impacts will continue, both in frequency and intensity. If we thought we could forget about it, I’m sad to say, nature w…

Can Warmer weather Conditions Crush Corona Virus?

Can Warmer Weather Conditions Crush Corona Virus? There's seasonality to many viruses. Flu and cold viruses tend to peak in winter months, and then die down with warmer weather. Empty, mocked-up shells of the new corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, and may help explain how well the virus stands up to heat, humidity and other environmental changes. Corona-viruses tend to be associated with winter because of how they're spread. In addition, there's the matter of transmission.
Viruses spread through respiratory droplets that are released when an infected person coughs or sneezes. And the droplets are more likely to spread under certain conditions. What we know is that they're [the droplets] is better at staying afloat when the air is cold and dry. When the air is humid and warm, [the droplets] fall to the ground more quickly, and it makes transmission harder. Not every corona virus hews to the same rules. For instance, the one that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has n…

Beware Of Earthquakes!

Beware of Earthquakes! :

It is a sudden shaking movement of the ground caused by the passage of seismic waves through earth’s rocks. It is known as quake. Earthquakes can be extremely violent. These are caused by movement of the earth’s tectonic plates. The primary effects of earthquakes are, ground rupture, ground shaking landslides, liquefaction and tsunamis. The secondary effect of earthquakes is fires. These earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks. When two blocks of rocks are rubbing each other they stick and when the rock breaks the earthquakes occur. The five causes of earthquakes are volcanic eruption, tectonic movements, geological faults, man-made and minor causes. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults but also by other events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The epicenter is the point at ground level d…
Volcano is a mountain that lava comes out from a magma chamber under the ground. Volcanoes are formed by the gesture of tectonic plates. The Earth’s Crust has broken into 17 rigid tectonic plates. Volcanoes are often found where tectonic plates are coming together or moving apart. When there is enough pressure the volcano erupts. Some of the volcanic eruptions blow out from the top of the volcano. When a volcano is active, the volcanic materials come out of it. The materials are lava, steam, gaseous sulfur compounds, ash and broken rock pieces. Volcanoes are found on planets more than earth. Volcanoes which are away from plate boundaries are caused by mantle plumes. These are called as hotspots. Volcanologists are the scientists who study volcanoes using methods from geology, chemist, geography, mineralogy, sociology and physics.. The world’s biggest volcano is named as Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Mauna Loa was created by the movement of Pacific tectonic plate which moved over the Hawaii hot…