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May 20, 2020

Study: World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak

By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer

KENSINGTON, Maryland — The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found.

But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the brief pollution break will likely be “a drop in the ocean” when it comes to climate change, scientists said.


 
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