Global greenhouse gas emissions are rebounding as the world reopens

HYDROGEN FUEL NEWS | Following a sharp decline due to lockdowns to reduce COVID-19 spread, air pollution is rising.

Throughout the spring, greenhouse gas emissions plummeted around the world as factories, air traffic, and other forms of transportation ground to a halt due to the pandemic crisis.

Countries have been relaxing their COVID-19 lockdowns, sending surges of traffic back onto the roads and factories back into operation. This is creating a spike in global greenhouse gas emissions. It is a stark reminder that the planet is far from controlling its CO2 emissions. Just because there was a temporary lull in this pollution, it doesn’t mean that the problem was resolved.

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