Why the Current Economic Slowdown Won’t Show Up in the Atmospheric CO2 Record

Summary: Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) continue to increase with no sign of the global economic slowdown in response to the spread of COVID-19. This is because the estimated reductions in CO2 emissions (around -11% globally during 2020) is too small a reduction to be noticed against a background of large natural variability. The … Continue reading Why the Current Economic Slowdown Won’t Show Up in the Atmospheric CO2 Record