The global carbon emissions of the January to April quarter of 2020 declined by 17%. Reports are saying that it might go even lower till the end of the year.
Such news are no surprise now, when Coronavirus was first reported on Global news, many scientists have said that this outbreak will help the nature a lot and results in these kind of things. No active transport on the roadways, railways, airways and waterways for weeks, leads to this good news.
As per the reports by Nature Climate Change today, Daily global CO2 emissions decreased by -17% (-11 to -25% for ±1σ) by early April 2020 compared with the mean 2019 levels. Before the global pandemic, the emissions of carbon dioxide were rising by about 1% per year over the previous decade.
The reports and climate change observers have said that these declines in CO2 emissions are temporary. As soon as the lockdown and Covid-19 outbreak gets over, people are going to come out in large numbers. They will then use the transport facilities without remembering any of their responsibility towards the nature and will eventually raise the carbon emissions.
But as the growing effect of the pandemic is increasing gradually, lifting up the lockdown completely is not coming soon. If only required number of vehicles are allowed to travel, then this emissions thing should last longer. To get the full detailed data of this CO2 emissions, open the given link.