The whole world is locked down because of Corina. 400 crore people are locked in their homes due to fear of infection. The economy, transportation, schools, colleges, businesses are at a standstill. The sky looks clear and blue after many decades. The environment is improving. Lockdown has reduced carbon emissions by 5.5%. That means 95% of the carbon is still coming into the environment. You may be wondering, if everything is off, then where is the carbon emissions coming from? According to a report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), carbon emissions depend on which sectors of the economy are closed.
Emissions of electricity have not decreased due to these reasons : Power consumption has increased. The share of emissions is 40%. The director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, Dr. Gavin Schmidt says carbon dioxide levels cannot be lowered without overcoming major challenges.
Use of wood, coal : To keep the house warm and start using wood, coal and natural gas for cooking.
Purification: Oil-gas refineries are also releasing carbon dioxide. Natural gas and livestock farming also release methane gas.
Internet : Employees are working from home. This has increased the use of internet, electricity.
Production-Construction: It accounts for 20% of carbon emissions. The largest share is in the steel, aluminum and iron industries. The epidemic continues to make equipment, things like ventilators.
Emissions need to be reduced by 7.6%
According to the United Nations Environment Program, a 5.5% reduction in carbon emissions is not enough. In order to bring global temperatures down to 1.5 degrees Celsius, it is necessary to reduce carbon emissions by 7.6% per annum for the next ten years.