Covid-19 lockdowns drop carbon emissions by 17%, lowest level since World War II.

  • An international study of global carbon emissions found that daily emissions declined 17% between January and early April.
  • It is estimated emissions could decline anywhere between 4.4% to 8% by the year’s end.
  • The study centered on 69 countries, all 50 US states and 30 Chinese provinces, which account for 85% of the world population and 97% of all global carbon dioxide emissions.
  • To keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need to reduce emissions by 7.6% every single year between now and 2030.