Nitric oxide emissions have been reduced by 30 percent during the pandemic.

The survey was conducted in February-June in 123 countries. At that time, in most countries of the world there were restrictions on the movement of citizens and the activities of manufacturing enterprises.

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Quarantine and restriction measures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a reduction in emissions into the atmosphere, according to a study by scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States. This is the scientific journal Nature Climate Change bribe bermoқda.

A group of experts from the University of Leeds, led by Pierce Foster, observed the dynamics of changes associated with about a dozen types of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants.

The survey was conducted in 123 countries from February to June. At the same time, the coronavirus has restricted the movement of people and the operation of industrial enterprises in most countries. Global nitrogen oxide emissions fell by 30 percent in April. This has led to a short-term cooling of the planet since the beginning of the year, ”the article reads.

Scientists believe that the direct impact of pandemic restrictions on the atmosphere will be insignificant.

According to them, if the economic recovery is aimed at encouraging green measures and reducing the use of fossil fuels, it is possible to prevent global warming by 0.3 degrees by 2050.



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