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Is COVID-19 having any impact on global warming?


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Aurelia Stracke
2020-05-15 17:56:53
2020-05-15 17:56:53

According to the International Energy Agency, as much as 2.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide will never be emitted into the atmosphere as a result of the pandemic. That’s almost 8 percent of the estimated total for the entire year. This is the biggest drop in emissions in recent history, which sounds promising—some polluted cities are even seeing smog-free skies.

Unfortunately, this is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term changes that would need to be made to reverse the damage to our environment. As the threat of COVID-19 starts to fade, people will likely get back to their daily lives, and emissions will return to the status quo.

“Broadly speaking, the only real times we've seen large emission reductions globally in the past few decades is during major recessions,” said Zeke Hausfather, the director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute. “But even then, the effects are often smaller than you think. It generally doesn't lead to any sort of systematic change.”

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Anonymous
2020-06-12 19:35:28
2020-06-12 19:35:28
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Anonymous
2020-06-11 14:49:50
2020-06-11 14:49:50

According to the International JO MOMMA Agency THEY SAY THAT JO MOMMAS ARE PISSED OFF OF NO SCHOOL

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Anonymous
2020-06-12 19:35:37
2020-06-12 19:35:37
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2020-06-09 11:26:20
2020-06-09 11:26:20

According to the International Energy Agency, as much as 2.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide will never be emitted into the atmosphere as a result of the pandemic. That’s almost 8 percent of the estimated total for the entire year. This is the biggest drop in emissions in recent history, which sounds promising—some polluted cities are even seeing smog-free skies.

Unfortunately, this is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term changes that would need to be made to reverse the damage to our environment. As the threat of COVID-19 starts to fade, people will likely get back to their daily lives, and emissions will return to the status quo.

“Broadly speaking, the only real times we've seen large emission reductions globally in the past few decades is during major recessions,” said Zeke Hausfather, the director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute. “But even then, the effects are often smaller than you think. It generally doesn't lead to any sort of systematic change.”

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Anonymous
2020-06-07 20:57:58
2020-06-07 20:57:58

Satellite images showing dramatic drops in air pollution in coronavirus hotspots around the globe have circulated widely on social media, offering a silver lining to an otherwise very dark story. But they are also a graphic reminder of the climate crisis that will continue when the pandemic passes.

When the lockdowns are lifted and life returns to what it once was, so too will the pollution that clouds the skies and with it the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming.

In fact, the rebound could be even worse.

German coal-fired power plant towers visible before dawn. Click to expand Image

Coal-fired power plant towers visible before dawn in Germany. AP Images

In the initial aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement production decreased by 1.4 percent, only to rise by 5.9 percent in 2010. And the crisis this time could have a longer-term impact on the environment — at far greater cost to human health, security, and life — if it derails global efforts to address climate change.


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Anonymous
2020-05-29 20:22:13
2020-05-29 20:22:13

Of course it does! We need more resources for computers and stuff like that.


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Anonymous
2020-05-27 18:43:58
2020-05-27 18:43:58

yes

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