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110. Nature Climate Change: Current and Future Global Climate Impacts Resulting from COVID-19

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On August 6, 2020, a paper entitled "Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19" was published in Nature Climate Change. According to the authors' analysis using national mobility data, it is estimated that the the cooling effect due to pandemic-driven response such as movement restrictions will be negligible. On the other hand, it is possible to avoid future global warming of 0.3°C by 2050 with  an economic recovery  geared towards “green” economic stimulus measures and reduction in fossil fuel investments. 

The full article is available at:

Forster, P.M., Forster, H.I., Evans, M.J. et al. Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020).

 

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