Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Davis study subject of Scientific American article

Thu, 10/15/2020

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted in an article in Scientific American on the drop in CO2 emissions due to the COVID virus.  Global emissions fell 1,550 million metric tons in the first half of 2020, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications, the most since the end of WWII, underlining the depths of the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic this year.
“Considering how disruptive the pandemic has been in all our lives, it seems like a small number,” said Steve, who contributed to the study. “The task of decarbonizing our planet will not mean just changes in personal behavior but changes in the energy structure.”  Read the article