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Globe carbon dioxide emissions drop 7% in COVID-hit 2020 | Boing Boing

Pandemic lockdowns and a steep drop in air travel and driving led to a 7% international reduction in carbon dioxide emissions this year, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures from the International Carbon Project show. But there’s still 1,185 tons of the heat-trapping gas going into the air every second.

With fewer people driving, flying due to the pandemic international carbon dioxide emissions plunge 7% in 2020. It’s still 1,185 tons of the heat-trapping gas going into the air every second. https://t.co/KsHi8inLxX
— @borenbears (@borenbears) December 11, 2020

From AP:

The International Carbon Project, an authoritative group of dozens of global scientists who track emissions, calculated that the globe will have put 37 billion U.S. tons (34 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide in the air in 2020. That’s down from 40.1 billion US tons (36.4 billion metric tons) in 2019, according a study published Thursday in the journal Earth System Science Data.
Scientists say this drop is ……

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