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How Global Lockdowns Are Cleaning Up The Air--For Now
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20 May 2020 01:02 AM EST

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have had an extraordinary environmental impact. According to Business Insider, a new study reveals In April, global carbon emissions per day were 17% lower than they were on average the year prior. Cars, buses, and trucks have been off the road in massive numbers since lockdowns began. This emission reduction accounts for 43% of the decrease. Total carbon emissions in 2020 be 4% lower than last year, even if all countries reopen by mid-June. However, these environmental wins won't last if governments don't consider carbon-emissions goals when rebuilding their economies.

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