“The minute we paused,
the Earth was able to breathe again.”
In March 2020, we saw a deadly virus sweep across the globe, causing the world to come to a stand still. With travel halted and businesses closed, the world did, indeed, have a moment to breathe, and most importantly, heal. In India, with individuals sheltering in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19, something phenomenal happened for the first time in over 30 years: the air was so clear that The Himalayas could be seen from a great distance. A sight unseen since the early 1990s. How incredible? One of many extraordinary events captured by David Attenborough’s “The Year Earth Changed,” a documentary about the significant change that took place during the course of a year of lockdowns, and nature’s phenomenal ability to bounce back when and if given a chance.