Driving is down, so emissions are down — so much that satellites can see the difference.
Huge declines in pollution over major metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Atlanta
(THREAD) Important caveats about the recent NO2 decrease articles circulating on NYTimes and CNN (and maybe elsewhere). Personally, I think these articles are a bit deceiving and here’s why…
Driving is down, so emissions are down — so much that satellites can see the difference.
Driving is down, so emissions are down — so much that satellites can see the difference.
Driving is down, so emissions are down — so much that satellites can see the difference.
“There’s basically no rush hour anymore.” Satellites tracking auto emissions show a nation very rapidly not driving. By +
“This really shouldn’t be seen as a silver lining,” said epidemiologist Jill Baumgartner. “It’s not a sustainable way to reduce air pollution, and the long-term economic and well-being impacts of this crisis are going to be devastating for many people.”
“There’s basically no rush hour anymore, or at least not what we would recognize as a rush hour,” said Trevor Reed, a transportation analyst.
A satellite that detects emissions in the atmosphere linked to cars and trucks shows huge declines in pollution over major metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Atlanta.
LA often has some of the worst smog pollution in the country. Not this week.
Post coronavirus lockdowns, we need to achieve this without shutting down our economies. It’s not about not moving; it’s about moving differently.
Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus
Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus
Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus
Oh. I think I finally understand the message behind Infinity War/Endgame.
I wonder if there is any long-term benefit to this “temporary“ decline in #pollution, independent of how much we change our behavior. ⁦