Extremely light traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in March, 2020. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of the day on a Friday. File photo: AP Extremely light traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in March, 2020. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of the day on a Friday. File photo: AP
Extremely light traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in March, 2020. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of the day on a Friday. File photo: AP
Climate change

World carbon dioxide emissions fell record 7 per cent in 2020 because of Covid-19 lockdowns

  • Scientists say drop is chiefly because people are staying home, travelling less by car and plane
  • Decline in CO2 emissions was particularly large in the United States and the EU

Topic |   Climate change
Extremely light traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in March, 2020. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of the day on a Friday. File photo: AP Extremely light traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in March, 2020. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of the day on a Friday. File photo: AP
Extremely light traffic on a Los Angeles freeway in March, 2020. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of the day on a Friday. File photo: AP
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