Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19

Date Published 2020, August 06

Authors Piers M. Forster, Harriet I. Forster, Mat J. Evans, Matthew J. Gidden, Chris D. Jones, Christoph A. Keller, Robin D. Lamboll, Corinne Le Quéré, Joeri Rogelj, Deborah Rosen, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Thomas B. Richardson, Christopher J. Smith, Steven T. 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. This paper uses national mobility data to estimate global emission reductions for ten species during the period February to June 2020 in order to evaluate future warming scenarios.