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Report: Drop In Greenhouse Gas Emissions Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Fails To Slow Climate Crisis

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Despite emissions plummeting during lockdowns, greenhouse gas levels continue to rise to record levels.
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Covid-19 lockdowns have little impact as greenhouse gas concentration continues to rise - UN agency

Covid-19 lockdowns have little impact as greenhouse gas concentration continues to rise - UN agency

1 month ago   |   By RT

The World Meteorological Organization has warned that CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is likely to go up in 2020 despite a reduction in global emissions due to Covid-19.
The WMO said in a bulletin released on Monday that the expected drop in global emissions in 2020 is just a “tiny blip” in the buildup of dangerous gases and is unlikely to cause a reduction in greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere.
The agency estimates state enforced lockdowns and a large drop in economic activity because of Covid-19 will contribute to a small reduction in global emissions in 2020, somewhere...
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US stock futures rise as dollar and bonds fall ahead of Janet Yellen pledge...

US stock futures rise as dollar and bonds fall ahead of Janet Yellen pledge to 'act big' on stimulus

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LA County has suspended air-quality regulations that limit the number of...

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