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Pandemic lockdowns caused steep and lasting carbon dioxide decline

Environmental News Network, Oct. 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Pandemic lockdowns caused steep and lasting carbon dioxide decline

An international team of climate experts, including Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine, today released an assessment of carbon dioxide emissions by industry, transportation and other sectors from January through June, showing that this year’s pandemic lockdowns resulted in a 9 percent decline from 2019 levels.