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Climate change did not stop for Covid: Brace for warmest 5 years on record

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Climate Change | Global Warming | United Nations

Shibu Tripathi  |  New Delhi 



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While the carbon dioxide emission fell sharply due to Covid-19 induced lockdown globally, methane emissions from human activities have continued to increase. (Shutterstock)

has not stopped for the Covid-19 pandemic. With greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at record levels, emissions heading in the direction of pre-pandemic levels, and the world set to see its warmest five years on record, the threat from is as grave as ever, the United in Science 2020 report says.

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First Published: Thu, September 10 2020. 12:46 IST

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