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Q: How did the coronavirus affect the consequences of climate change?

A: The results have been immediate and astonishing (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/climate/coronavirus-pollution.html). Skies have cleared across areas of China usually beset by smog and air pollution. CO2 emissions in China declined 25 percent in the last week of February 2020. Meanwhile, scientists across the globe are tracking and quantifying meaningful reductions in greenhouse gases and carbon emissions  (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-affecting-co2-emissions/) across Europe and North America. One unfortunate consequence came to light as oil prices dropped significantly — causing the price of making “virgin” plastic cheaper than using “recycled” plasticMore at Eco-Business.

 

11/05/20