15 Nature is healing itself memes that show how coronavirus has changed the world
8 April 2020, 17:09 | Updated: 9 April 2020, 10:40
We are the virus.
With most of the world currently in lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, scientists have started to notice considerable changes in the planet. Less cars on the road, a drop in industrial activity and less humans causing general destruction has meant that air pollution levels around the world have decreased.
As well as a break from CO2 emissions, people have been sharing photos and videos of wildlife flourishing in our cleaner environment. But as always with the internet, some are actually fabrications. Yep, sadly, those elephants didn't actually break into a village and drink 30kg of corn wine.
In the spirit of barefaced lies, the internet has created a new meme showing all the instances where nature is returning to its peak – because humans are the virus.
It's nice to see animals return to their natural habitat again.
We are monsters.
Because everyone in Italy is quarantined, the natural wildlife has returned to the water and forests ❤️ We are the virus pic.twitter.com/azYjG7WU3H— Jules (@Julian_Epp) March 28, 2020
Wow. This is Buffalo, NY today where the city’s namesake has returned for the first time since 1813. The earth is healing, we are the virus pic.twitter.com/t3dw83o8YQ— Andrew Beecher (@andrew_beecher) April 3, 2020
Wow. This is Chicago, IL where the bean’s babies have finally returned after not being seen for over 100 years. The earth is healing, we are the virus. pic.twitter.com/vDeojTAB9j— casey (@CaseyIwanski) April 6, 2020
the yodel boys are returning to their natural habitat. nature is healing, we are the virus pic.twitter.com/JX1xyBBigz— ben wasserman (@benwassertweet) April 6, 2020
Native creatures are truly thriving without us.
Wildlife is finally returning to the streets of Paris.— richy cartmell (@richycartmell) April 4, 2020
Nature is healing 🙏🥰🥖 pic.twitter.com/WMlmZIVkQx
with everyone on lockdown, the lime scooters are finally returning to the river. nature is healing, we are the virus. pic.twitter.com/I0IbCfiMnj— ronnie mcdonnie (@taladorei) March 26, 2020
Wildlife finally taking back the world. Nature is healing🌻 pic.twitter.com/R2A4xQhikb— skoog (@Skoog) March 30, 2020
I wanted to go to the bathroom and found this. Nature claims its place. We are the virus, the earth is healing 😌 pic.twitter.com/UORZ7GCF2t— Garrett/GGTTW (@GifDadsPad) March 24, 2020
The streets have never looked so picturesque.
The Earth is healing.
Wildlife is finally returning to Britain’s streets. Nature is healing 😍✌️ pic.twitter.com/p4xYmf1oPx— James Felton (@JimMFelton) April 4, 2020
The pasta is returning to its natural habitat. Nature is healing, we are the virus pic.twitter.com/EeMn8joYHp— Richie Nakano (@linecook) April 5, 2020
The pollution dropped. We can now see Sydney from New York. Nature is healing. pic.twitter.com/gov2p3TtK2— Soujatya Sen (@sensoujatya) April 5, 2020
with everyone on lockdown, the banana dolphins are finally returning to the sea. nature is healing, we are the virus. pic.twitter.com/kqRLhTe8Qs— thomas (@SOPHIESMSMSMS) April 1, 2020
Wildlife is finally returning to inhabit the planet. Nature is healing. We are the virus.☺️🌍🌿❤️ pic.twitter.com/TRMaSrExFk— ceo of misandry (@gretafromspace) March 30, 2020
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