6 days Global CO2 emissions show biggest ever drop in first half of 2020 Inquirer
LONDON --- Global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 8.8% in the first six months of this year, the biggest drop for a first half-year period, due to the effects of coronavius-related restrictions, a study showed on Wednesday. Research published in the journal Nature Communications by a group of scientists from China, France, Japan and the United States, said emissions fell by 1,551 million tonnes or 8.8% in the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year. The 8.8% reduction represents largest ever fall in emissions over the first half year, larger than for any economic downturn. ... more