Kammen’s Monitoring of Global CO2 Emissions Reveals Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

ERG professor Dan Kammen recently co-authored and published a research article, “Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic”, on Nature. The article was featured on various news sources, including AZO Cleantech, ScienceDaily, and StudyFinds.

“The greatest reduction of emissions was observed in the ground transportation sector. Largely because of working from home restrictions, transport CO2 emissions decreased by 40% worldwide. In contrast, the power and industry sectors contributed less to the decline, with −22% and −17%, respectively, as did the aviation and shipping sectors,” Kammen states in his research.

Read the full research paper here. Read the AZO Cleantech article here, the ScienceDaily feature here, and the StudyFinds article here.