Covid pandemic drives a record drop in CO2 emissions in 2020
Global CO2 emissions plunged by approximately 2.4 billion tons in 2020, a 7 percent drop from the year 2019, according to the report from the University of Exeter, the University of East Anglia, and the Global Carbon Project. That’s also the largest annual drop in CO2 emissions since World War II, triggered by the Covid-19 restrictions all over the world, say the searchers.
2020 saw a record drop in CO2 emissions
The U.S saw the largest decline in carbon emissions, 12 percent, followed by the European Union (EU), at 11 percent, the report said. Among developing countries, India had a CO2 decline of 9 percent, while China saw a drop of just 1.7 percent.
Also according to the research, daily global CO2 emissions dropped by 17 percent during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in April 2020 but have since surged and come to near 2019 levels again.
The lockdowns and other restrictions enforced to stem the spread of Covid-19 are attributed to this historic drop in global fossil fuel emissions. Emissions from air travel and automobiles drop by nearly half during the peak of the Covid-19 restrictions in April from 2019 levels.
CO2 Emissions may rise again next year, 2021
However, though 2020 saw a record drop in CO2 emissions, 39 billion tons of carbon were still released into the air. Researchers said CO2 emissions will likely rebound in the next year, 2021.
Continued efforts to reduce carbon emissions to reach zero are very important to protecting the planet from climate change.
For more weather news and information, check out here.
Where can fireworks show by thunderstorms be expected on the 4th of July?
Storms are expected from central and northern Idaho eastward to Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware, New York state, and New Jersey
Hawaii to swipe early this week with Barbara
Even though Barbara is no longer a tropical storm or a hurricane, thunderstorms and showers linked to the diminished system
New Orleans Left Unhurt By Barry, But Stokes Alarms For Tornadoes & Floods
Tropical storm Barry dumped rain as it gradually brushed away inland all the way through Gulf coast states New Orleans on Sunday
Following the death of Indiana man, U.S. lightning fatality death toll rises for 2019
The Woods in Marshall County when a line of strong thunderstorm moved through the region. Eberhardt was hit and went into cardiac arrest.
Flooding Storms To Move Across Central US, Join On Interstate-95 Corridor This Week
The storms will break heat as they approach. However, high humidity may remain in the Deep South and near the Atlantic coast.
Possibility of flood to be augmented in central Plains, Mississippi Valley this week due to rounds of storms
The meteorologists even added that the greatest dangers will be from rapid small stream and urban flooding
U.S. New Year's Eve Forecast: Rain or Snow Expected in Midwest, East and Northwest
Multiple weather systems will affect much of the U.S and brings rain, storm. Central US is expected to see snowfall.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
The new year 2021 can mark an opportunity to set New Year’s resolutions, or a chance for a fresh start. Let’s say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.