Coronavirus has impacted not only humanity and the economy, but Mother Nature as well. During the peak of COVID-19 and lockdowns worldwide, carbon dioxide emissions fell to their lowest level since 2006, according to a new study. This change occurred at the beginning of April when regions responsible for 89% of global emissions were under some form of a lockdown or restrictive measures.
With a major halt on human activity, including commutes to and from work for non-essential workers, shopping and driving vehicles, etc., the amount of daily global CO2 released fell by as much as 17%.
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In the first four months of 2020, the study estimates that global emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production were cut by 1,048m tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2), or 8.6%, compared with 2019 levels. The research projects a decline of up to 7.5% in 2020 as a whole, depending on how the crisis unfolds.
Emissions dropped by 17%.📕 Read more: https://buff.ly/2ZpEkDJ
Posted by World Economic Forum on Monday, 1 June 2020