Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19

  title={Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19},
  author={P. Forster and Harriet I. Forster and M. Evans and M. Gidden and Chris D. Jones and C. Keller and R. Lamboll and C. Qu{\'e}r{\'e} and J. Rogelj and D. Rosen and C. Schleussner and T. Richardson and Christopher J. Smith and S. Turnock},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden reduction of both GHG emissions and air pollutants. Here, using national mobility data, we estimate global emission reductions for ten species during the period February to June 2020. We estimate that global NO x emissions declined by as much as 30% in April, contributing a short-term cooling since the start of the year. This cooling trend is offset by ~20% reduction in global SO 2 emissions that weakens the aerosol cooling effect… Expand

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