The fall in CO2 emissions isn’t quite enough to protect the economy
According to the Nature Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by 17 percent compared to last year, however the figures aren’t quite enough.
Despite carbon dioxide levels falling by 31 percent across the UK and 28.3 percent across Australia during the pandemic, power plants are still accounting for 86 percent of the total offtake.
With 83 percent of global emissions remaining, it seems as though the only way to reduce CO2 emissions is through behavioural change and structural changes says lead researcher, Corinne Le Quere, a professor of climate change.
In order to protect the economy, individuals need to change their energy production and to move away from fossil fuels are quickly as possible.
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