Beijing basks in blue skies on Wednesday. Carbon emissions have fallen around the world amid strict measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Simon Song

Carbon emissions plunge as planet tackles coronavirus pandemic – but can the drop be sustained?

  • Global output of pollutant 17 per cent lower in early April as power, industry and surface transport take big hits in activity
  • But researchers warn that effect will probably be temporary without changes to the economic system
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Beijing basks in blue skies on Wednesday. Carbon emissions have fallen around the world amid strict measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Simon Song
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