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Coronavirus causes ‘record fall’ in fossil-fuel emissions in 2020

It's the biggest drop in emissions since World War II. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by region, 1959-2020 Image: Global Carbon Project
Global average CO2 emissions per capita have been flat for 10 years Image: Global Carbon Project
Emissions have been rising steadily. Image: Nature Climate Change (2020)
Change in global emissions from fossil fuels by country, 2017-2020 Image: Global Carbon Project
Emissions from coal, oil, gas, and cement in China. Projections for 2020 emissions are shown with error bars. Image: Global Carbon Project
The global impact of Covid-19 lockdowns on a range of sectors. Image: Le Quéré et al 2020
Annual CO2 emissions from coal (grey), oil (red), gas (blue), cement (yellow) and total (black). Image: Carbon Brief
Annual CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry by major country and rest of world from 1959-2020, in billions of tonnes of CO2 per year (GtCO2). Image: Global Carbon Project
Global Carbon Budget, 1959-2020 Image: Global Carbon Project

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