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Coronavirus and climate change: Will lockdown measures have a long-term impact? – BBC World Service


Global emissions are falling due to coronavirus. But is this just temporary, or a turning point in the climate crisis?

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Around the world, transport has come to a halt and cities’ emissions are falling. In New York emissions of carbon dioxide are down 5 to 10%. In China, emissions were down about 25% at the start of the year and in Europe, satellite images have shown that emissions of nitrogen dioxide have faded away over northern Italy.

But what happens when lockdowns are lifted? Will there be as many planes in the sky as before? Or will this health crisis force people to think again about the way we live our lives, and how our collective actions impact climate change? BBC Future’s Martha Henriques reports.

Producer/Editor: Olivia Le Poidevin

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