Covid-19 Lockdown Will Have ‘Negligible’ Impact On Climate Crisis – Study

Drop in emissions was a blip, say scientists, and a green recovery is vital to halt global heating. The draconian coronavirus lockdowns across the world have led to sharp drops in carbon emissions, but this will have “negligible” impact on the climate crisis, with global heating cut by just 0.01C by 2030, a study has found. But the analysis also shows that putting the huge sums of post-Covid-19 government funding into a green recovery and shunning fossil fuels will give the world a good chance of keeping the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C. 

By Damian Carrington. The Guardian. August 7, 2020.

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