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Carbon dioxide emissions rebound to nearly pre-pandemic levels

Phys.org, Oct. 28, 2021

October 28, 2021

Carbon dioxide emissions rebound to nearly pre-pandemic levels

“Our results show that the pandemic-related decrease in global emissions is mostly over, but also that the rebound in economic activity and emissions has been quite uneven across the world,” said Steven Davis, co-lead of the Carbon Monitor project and UCI professor of Earth system science. “Despite hopes that targeted stimulus could boost shares of renewable energy, increases in energy use have outpaced ‘building back better.'”