Global coronavirus lockdowns have failed to make a dent in the climate crisis, according to a report headed by the world’s leading meteorological agency. Reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions appeared as a sliver of a silver lining in the bleak, early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, as international travel ground to a halt, people stayed home and industries slowed. The findings underline the immensity of the task of reducing global emissions, as after months of lockdowns, the climate impact is negligible in the long term.
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After a temporary dip due to Covid, greenhouse gas levels have soared to new records, according to a major new report. The study, led by the World Meteorological Organisation, found that concentrations of the major greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) continued to increase in 2020 and the first half of 2021.
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