Many people have been affected around the world by the pandemic in 2020.
People have been affected either directly by the virus, or by the strong measures taken to slow the spread of the virus.
However, one good news came out of all this: CO2 emissions fell globally, more than in any previous economic slowdown, including World War 2.
Thousands of flights have been cancelled, many businesses have been closed, and many people have reduced travel to stay at home.
As a result, carbon emissions decreased more than ever before.
But should be we happy about this?
The good news is that it shows that when there’s will, there’s a way. The world has shown that it is possible to take strong measures to reduce emissions.
Unfortunately, these measures are only taken only temporarily, as a reaction to the health crisis.
When the crisis is over, are the global economies going to compensate the loss of activity by polluting again (maybe even more)?
What the world needs is strong structural reforms, long terms measures to reduce sustainably our carbon emissions.
To stop the climate crisis, we should be planning ahead, not just reacting.
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