Earth needs annual pandemic to achieve Paris commitments

For the rise in global temperature to stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius in accordance with the the Paris Climate Accord, emissions reductions equating to the cut caused by Covid-19 in 2020 will need to repeat each year until 2050. That won't happen, says DNV GL.

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Covid-19 has been a cold, wet blanket on 2020 and has brought about death, economic crisis and mass unemployment.

The pandemic has led to a reduction in global logistics, brought factories' assembly lines to a halt and kept airplanes and passengers on the ground. However, there have also been a few positive things about the virus crisis, which has slowed down human activity and, some say, destructively.  

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