COVID curbed carbon emissions in 2020 - but not by much.

  title={COVID curbed carbon emissions in 2020 - but not by much.},
  author={Jeff Tollefson},
Individualism, Structuralism, and Climate Change
Scholars, journalists, and activists working on climate change often distinguish between “individual” and “structural” approaches to decarbonization. The former concern choices individuals can make...
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This article is intended to capture the ISCA panel on the Microprocessor 50: Societal Challenges from the lens of computer architects and the following discussions to inspire the computing community to take broader and more holistic approaches when developing technological solutions to serve people from different parts of the world. Expand
A Rapid Review on Community Connected Microgrids
As the population of urban areas continues to grow, and construction of multi-unit developments surges in response, building energy use demand has increased accordingly and solutions are needed toExpand
Achieving Paris Agreement temperature goals requires carbon neutrality by middle century with far-reaching transitions in the whole society
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An evaluation of key challenges of CO2 transportation with a novel Subsea Shuttle Tanker
  • Y Ma, Y Xing, T. Hemmingsen
  • Physics
  • IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2021
Recently, a novel Subsea Shuttle Tanker (SST) concept has been proposed to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) from ports to offshore oil and gas fields for either permanent storage or enhanced oilExpand
COVID-19 pandemics Stage II – Energy and environmental impacts of vaccination
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Climate Change and Obesity
There is a bidirectional relationship between adiposity and global warming, and one should be willing to learn more about the environmental impact, how to minimize consumption of energy generating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, and to reduce food waste. Expand
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Climate change and obesity were considered threats to our planet long before the onset of COVID-19. The recent pandemic has enhanced the global burden of both pre-existing crises. The aim of thisExpand
Climate change in a changing world: Socio-economic and technological transitions, regulatory frameworks and trends on global greenhouse gas emissions from EDGAR v.5.0
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  • Earth Syst. Sci. Data
  • 2020
Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The key result is an abrupt 8.8% decrease in global CO2 emissions in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, larger than during previous economic downturns or World War II. Expand