Coronavirus lockdowns prompt "extreme" dip in global carbon emissions

Published May 20 2020 at 7:30 AM GMT
  • The lockdown orders implemented around the globe to control the spread of the novel coronavirus have led to a dramatic dip in some airborne pollutants, and a new study has revealed that carbon dioxide emissions have followed a similar trend.
  • The analysis shows that daily CO2 emissions declined by 17 percent at the height of the stay-at-home measures, an 'extreme' drop driven by a reduction in surface level transport and industrial activity.



  • Published May 20, 2020 7:30 AM GMT