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Record 8% Drop in Global Carbon Emissions Predicted Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

HeadlineMay 01, 2020

The International Energy Agency is predicting global greenhouse gas emissions will drop a record 8% this year as air travel, vehicular traffic and oil use has plummeted across much of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the IEA warns emissions may soar again unless governments invest now in clean energy.

This comes as a new study by NASA finds that 5,000 gigatons of ice have melted in Greenland and Antarctica over the past 16 years, producing enough water to fill Lake Michigan.

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