Study: Global Carbon Emissions Lowest In 15 Years
COVID19 LOCKDOWNS DROP GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 15 YEARS
(CNN) – Coronavirus has been brutal.
Killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world, infecting millions, and battering the economy.
But in the most literal sense of the phrase, it’s been a breath of fresh air.
Carbon emissions have dropped to their lowest level in 15 years with the largest decline in China, where the pandemic began.
An international study of global carbon emissions popped up in the journal Nature Climate Change on Tuesday showing daily emissions went down 17% between January and early April compared to average levels last year. And those numbers could keeping going down.
Between 4.4% to 8% by the end of the year.
Emissions haven’t been this low since 2006.