World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic

The Korea Times | May 23, 2020 at 2:28 PM
  • The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found.
  • In their study of carbon dioxide emissions during the coronavirus pandemic, an international team of scientists calculated that pollution levels are heading back up ― and for the year will end up between 4 percent and 7 percent lower than 2019 levels.
  • For a week in April, the United State cut its carbon dioxide levels by about one-third.