Global carbon emissions plummeted 17 percent during coronavirus lockdowns

Posted by on May 20, 2020 10:54 am
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Global stay-at-home orders have caused a dramatic plunge in carbon emissions. Daily carbon dioxide emissions worldwide dropped 17 percent, researchers reported in a study published Tuesday in Nature, going from about 100 million metric tons to about 83 million metric tons in early April compared to a year ago. The coronavirus pandemic shutdowns emptied out…