Corona Climate Data was founded in London in early April 2020, during the lockdown period. Our basic aim is to find a silver lining in these crazy times. The pandemic has slowed the world down incredibly, and changed it forever.
From the lockdown, we're consuming less and moving less. Even on my daily, sanctioned walk, I'm noticing more bird song. The air is fresh. There's less cars. There's also a greater sense of community. But there must be more data that proves this impact, other than the ones that we can see easily.
The Climate Crisis is a complex global issue, which is in need of a combined effort to combat. Frustratingly, global consensus has been difficult to achieve. There's also the feeling that it will take a lot of effort to make the change that is required. But as mentioned above, we've noticed a change quite quickly since lockdown.
Corona Climate Data aims to collate environmental data, and analyise and visualise this data in a meaningful way. Our basic premise is to find common data streams across the world and house them publicly for anyone to use.
Simplistically, we'd love to get to a point where we have the metrics to predict:
The impact of the lockdown across all data available to us
What would happen if we continued or pivoted our habits to maintain this reduction?
How could we change our habits and movement to help combat the Climate Crisis?
Here at Corona Climate Data, we don't want to minimise the pandemic that we're currently living through. Our hearts go out to those that are sick or those that are working on the frontline. Thank you so much. To those that have lost loved ones, we're deeply sorry.
We'd love to find a silver lining to this crisis, and hopefully heal the world in a meaningful way.