Coronavirus to cut U.S. emissions 11% in 2020, but it’s no climate victory

FORBES | The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating global public health and economic effects, and as shelter-in-place orders reduce energy demand across the United States, the pandemic’s associated climate impacts are coming into view.


Under a business-as-usual setting, emissions will likely approach pre-COVID-19 levels by 2025 and COVID-19 is not likely to have a material impact on annual emissions in 2030 or cumulative emissions through 2050.


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