Amidst the colossal tragedy inflicted,the Covid-19 (SARS-CV2) bestows a collateral and coincident benefit to Humanity
1. Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel and industry are expected to drop by 7% in 2020, new analysis shows, as economies around the world feel the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns.
2. The latest estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP) suggest that these emissions will clock in at 34bn tonnes of CO2 (GtCO2) this year – a fall of 2.4GtCO2 compared to 2019.
3. This annual decline is the largest absolute drop in emissions ever recorded, the researchers say, and the largest relative fall since the second world war.
4.Fossil CO2 emissions have fallen in all the world’s biggest emitters, the study estimates –
4.1.including by 12% in the US,
4.2.11% in the EU,
4.3.9% in India and
22.214.171.124% in China.
5. STILL THE EMISSIONS WILL SEE HIKE OF 412 parts per million, which is 48% higher than the pre-industrial revolution period.
5.1. in spite of the 7% reduction in emissions in 2020, the global emissions of 40 GT of emissions will see atmospheric CO2 levels increase to an annual average of 412 parts per million – 48% higher than before the Industrial Revolution.
6. THE POST COVID ECONOMIC RECOVERY MUST BE ALIGNED WITH PRE-DETERMINED REDUCED EMISSION LEVELS IF HUMANITY TO HAS TO EVEN CONTROL THE DAMAGE THAT WILL BE WRECKED BY CONTINUING GLOBAL WARMING.
7. THE WORLD SHOULD KEEP REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS BY 2 GT A YEAR FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS TO KEEP GLOBAL WARMING BELOW 2%
Also referring to the Paris global warming limits, Prof Pierre Friedlingstein, chair in mathematical modelling of climate systems at the University of Exeter, told the press briefing that “we need sustained reductions in emissions of 1-2GtCO2 per year over the next 20-30 years to limit warming well below 2C”.
8. NASA STUDY
If warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius, more than 70 percent of Earth’s coastlines will see sea-level rise greater than 0.66 feet (0.2 meters), resulting in increased coastal flooding, beach erosion, salinization of water supplies and other impacts on humans and ecological systems.
8.1. The attached Link dilates in detail the frightening damage that will be caused on our eco system, on its flora and fauna and on humans. Makes ominous and apocalyptic reading.
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