Why Slow Economy Didn’t Stop Climate Change in a Pandemic

Why Slow Economy Didn't Stop Climate Change in a Pandemic
  • Pierce Forster *
  • Special for BBC Future

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The planet has already warmed by about 1.2 ° C since the pre-industrial era, when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

This led to a sudden and unprecedented decline in human activity. With most of the world closed, factories ceased operating, cars stopped for long periods and planes stopped flying.

Many tremendous changes have occurred since then, but for us, climate scientists, this period also brought some completely new ideas.

And often, it’s unexpected.

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