April saw a 17% drop in daily global carbon emissions thanks to COVID-19

ENERGY TREND | Global carbon emissions have plummeted in the past few months as the measures implemented by governments worldwide for suppressing the COVID-19 outbreak have dramatically curtailed a wide range of economic and social activities.Data from a new scientific report indicate that the daily average amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) created by human activities worldwide in early April of this year was 17% lower than the average level for 2019 and comparable to the total for 2006. However, the authors of this report said that the recent decline in global emissions of artificially generated greenhouse gases is a temporary trend, and its positive effect on climate change is like “a drop in the ocean.”


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