Lockdowns trigger dramatic fall in global carbon emissions
Responses to coronavirus crisis cause sharpest drop in carbon output since records began
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Carbon dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically since lockdowns were imposed around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, research has shown.
Daily emissions of the greenhouse gas plunged 17% by early April compared with 2019 levels, according to the first definitive study of global carbon output this year.