Corona-induced CO2 emission reductions are not yet detectable in the atmosphere

Based on current data measured in the energy, industry, and mobility sectors, restrictions of social life during the corona pandemic can be predicted to lead to a reduction of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by up to eight percent in 2020.

Update: Global Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2019, BP data

Introduction Every June BP publish their statistical review of world energy. https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html One element of their comprehensive set of spreadsheets is a table of CO2 emissions by world countries since 1965.  For the purposes of this post, the CO2 emissions data provided by BP here is assumed to be correct. That data is here and…

New Study: Climate Impact Of Grazing Cattle Overestimated

From The Global Warming Policy Foundation Date: 05/06/20 Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor The climate impact of grass-fed cattle may have been exaggerated as scientists find emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas from certain types of pasture are lower than previously thought. Researchers from Rothamsted Research found urine from animals reared on pasture where…

The Global CO2 lockdown problem

Guest post by Geoff Sherrington The global problem. In response to the threat of a global viral epidemic, countries announced lockdowns at various times near 25th March 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_lockdowns This caused a reduction of industrial activity and hence a lower rate of emission of anthropogenic carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. An example of reduction from…

London’s CO2 emissions cut by almost 60% during lockdown

Measurements from BT Tower observatory show impact of reduced activity in UK’s capital due to COVID-19 pandemic UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology A new comprehensive analysis has revealed carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in London have reduced by almost 60 per cent during the COVID-19 lockdown. Previous analyses of CO2 emission reductions have been based…

COVID-19 crisis causes 17% drop in global carbon emissions

University of East Anglia The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last – according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists. The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that daily emissions decreased by 17% – or 17 million…