“Carbon Emissions” Dropped 17% During Bat Soup Pandemic

That’s good news for climahysterics, isn’t it? Of course, they are all Very Concerned that people will start living modern lives again soon (there are lots of charts at the Washington Post link)

Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic

The wave of shutdowns and shuttered economies caused by the coronavirus pandemic fueled a momentous decline in global greenhouse gas emissions, although one unlikely to last, a group of scientists reported Tuesday.

As infections surged in March and April, nations worldwide experienced an abrupt reduction in driving, flying and industrial output, leading to a startling decline of more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That includes a peak drop in daily emissions of 17 percent in early April, according to the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change. For some nations, the falloff was much steeper.

Scientists have long insisted that the world must scale back carbon pollution significantly — and quickly — to mitigate the worst effects of climate change over the coming decades, although none have suggested that a deadly global pandemic is the way to do so.

Tuesday’s study projects that total emissions for 2020 will probably fall between 4 and 7 percent compared with last year — an unheard-of drop in normal times but considerably less dramatic than the decline during the first few months of the year, when economies screeched to a halt. The final 2020 figure will depend on how rapidly, or cautiously, people around the world resume ordinary life.

The unprecedented situation produced by the coronavirus has offered a glimpse at the massive cuts in global emissions, year after year, that would be required to meet the most ambitious goals set by world leaders when they forged the 2015 Paris climate accord. Last fall, a United Nations report estimated that global greenhouse gas emissions must begin falling by 7.6 percent each year beginning in 2020 to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Have you enjoyed your test drive of a Modern Socialist world where their ‘climate change’ policies are enacted? Being locked down? Law enforcement pulling you over during your few drives to check where you’re going? Telling you you cannot go to your vacation home? Being told who is essential and who isn’t? Telling you where you can go and when? What activities are allowed? What you are allowed to purchase?

Tuesday’s study underscores how far the world remains from that long-term aspiration. The forced plunge in greenhouse gas emissions in recent months, while extraordinary, returned carbon pollution only to levels last seen in 2006. And the changes are unlikely to last.

Warmists want to put you further in the hole.

Although some aspects of life may change in the wake of the pandemic — more people working remotely, fewer people commuting and taking frequent plane trips — individual changes are unlikely to make much of a long-term mark on emissions, said Zeke Hausfather, a scientist and director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute.

“Unless anything structurally changes, we can expect emissions to go back to where they were before this whole thing happened,” he said.

Structural, meaning Government dictating your life. Interestingly, here’s the BBC News article on the same subject of the emissions drop

“A big worry that people will naturally want to go back to their cars to go to work, and that could rebound the emissions to the same level or even higher than before, once everybody goes back,” said Prof Corinne Le Quéré from the University of East Anglia, who led the analysis.

The researchers say that fundamental, systemic change is needed if the emissions curve is to be flattened in a way that would limit the very worst impacts of climate change.

Interestingly, most of these same climate cult scientists refuse to give up their own use of fossil fueled travel. They just want government to restrict yours, along with the rest of your life.

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11 Responses to ““Carbon Emissions” Dropped 17% During Bat Soup Pandemic”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Kinda matches the unemployment rate.
    Just sayin’.

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  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach imagines the only way to reduce CO2 emissions is a pandemic and 30% unemployment.

    That’s untrue.

    Imagine if 30 years ago if fossil fuels prices had reflected the predicted costs they were inflicting on the world’s population…

    • formwiz says:

      Teach imagines the only way to reduce CO2 emissions is a pandemic and 30% unemployment.

      clearly what the Democrats have in mind.

      Imagine if 30 years ago if fossil fuels prices had reflected the predicted costs they were inflicting on the world’s population…

      Lots more poor people.

    • david7134 says:

      You said the CO2 would continue to stay high, it dropped, you lied, big time. You don’t have a clue as to what CO2 does. You don’t have a clue about economics. You don’t have a clue about medical issues. What you are good at and what you do in your so called corporation is to lie. You are an excellent word smith at a low level. Thus you develop those idiot descriptions of medications that do not fit the data. That is all you are good for. Note that the climate is the same with the drop in CO2.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        You said the CO2 would continue to stay high, it dropped, you lied, big time

        You don’t understand the conversation. ATMOSPHERIC CO2 continues to stay high even as CO2 EMISSIONS have decreased temporarily. If you don’t understand the difference you’re beyond help.

        Note that the climate is the same with the drop in CO2. Again, there has been no appreciable drop in ATMOSPHERIC CO2, even as EMISSIONS have dropped temporarily.

        The Earth’s ATMOSPHERE (that’s all the air over Earth up to about 55 miles up! That’s a huuuuge volume of air!) is responsible for retarding the escape of infrared radiation up, up, up and away to deep space. The concentration of CO2 in the ATMOSPHERE is determined by the ratio between CO2 added (fossil fuel burning, ocean losses, animal respiration, plant decomposition) and CO2 removed (ocean gains, photosynthesis). The “natural” gains/losses pretty much balance each other. The man-made sources lead to a net gain of CO2 in the ATMOSPHERE which increases the concentration. Currently, ATMOSPHERIC CO2 is higher than at anytime during the past million years or so.

        As you should be obvious to you by now, if we can steadily decrease the addition of CO2 or increase the removal of CO2 we would eventually reduce ATMOSPHERIC CO2 at the rate at which excess CO2 is normally consumed by photosynthesis or is absorbed by the oceans.

        You tend to ejaculate critiques without specifics. By all means please tell me which “idiot descriptions of medications that do not fit the data” you mean. Thanks.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          As the middle school mean girl continues to queef critiques without specifics.
          You go girl.

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        • Klemdadiddlehopper says:

          CHINA HAS INFILTRATED AMERICA and is filling the country with PROPAGANDA.

          They have bought and paid for our universities and professors to LIE TO YOU about Climate CHANGE.

          They want the world to give up on fossil fuels which is POWER and STRENGTH. Leaving the world to THEM.



          OUR KIDS HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY CHINA while you watch net fuking flix with an APPLE IPHONE MADE BY SLAVE LABOR IN CHINA is stuck up your ass.


        • formwiz says:

          As you should be obvious to you by now


          excrement, having been faced iwth real science, now proceeds to attempt to bluff his way out with his usual obfuscatory blah blah.

        • david7134 says:

          You are claiming there is CO2 in the upper atmosphere??? I said the temp would not change and it has not.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:


            You’re just being stupid now.

            Here’s what you typed, You said the CO2 would continue to stay high, it dropped, you lied, big time.

            Atmospheric CO2 has not dropped. In fact, it continues to increase. The amount of CO2 being added HAS decreased but is still being added.

            You’re not thinking scientifically.

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