Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two (Reuters)

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“Even if there is a decline in emissions in 2020, let’s say 10% or 20%, it’s not negligible, it’s important, but from a climate point of view, it would be a small dent if emissions go back to pre-COVID-19 crisis levels in 2021,” said Pierre Friedlingstein, chair in mathematical modelling of the climate system at the University of Exeter in southwest England.

Carbon Dioxide emissions could fall by the largest level since the second world war due to the Coronavirus. Estimates vary, but it is highly likely that GDP will fall by at around 4% and carbon emissions by anywhere from 10% to 20%.

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