Global lockdowns to halt the spread of the coronavirus will have a negligible impact on global warming, researchers have found. If measures stay in place until 2021, global temperatures will only be 0.01°C lower than expected by 2030
Like many other families, in spring 2020 the Forsters found themselves locked down.
With traffic disappearing and planes grounded, news and social media sites were seeking the upsides of lockdown – cleaner air, lower emissions. Could there be...
The Priestley Centre"Piers and Harriet decided to find out what the impact of lockdown on the climate really was, planning a father-and-daughter collaboration which has led...to a new publication that points us towards a greener and more resilient future."
✍️by Debbie Rosen
New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.
The Priestley Centre"If the recovery is strongly green, avoids fossil fuel lock-ins and bail outs, and cuts global emissions to net zero by 2050, the world would have around a 55% chance of staying under 1.5C by the middle of the century."
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