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…

CO2, the Chinese virus and the profiteers of doom

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley By the time you read this, the monthly Mauna Loa CO2 concentration will probably have been published. The profiteers of doom have been delighted by the global Chinese-virus lockdown, which many of them would like to be permanent. As John Christy reported here yesterday, in March the UAH dataset maintained…

Nitrogen Dioxide Ramping Up Again Over China

From United space in Europe ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth / Copernicus / Sentinel-5P Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This new map shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China from December…

What’s the worst case? Emissions/concentration scenarios

Reposted from Climate Etc. Posted on March 28, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry Is the RCP8.5 scenario plausible? This post is Part II in the possibility series (for an explanation of the possibilistic approach, see previous post link).  This paper also follows up on a recent series of posts about RCP8.5 [link]. 3.…