COVID-19 has cut air pollution in some countries - but will this blip make a difference?

The COVID-19 health crisis is obviously a terrible situation, with more than 34,000 deaths worldwide as of March 30, 2020. And experts say that the real impact to climate change is what we take away from the pandemic—the choices we make in our recovery. It does, however, provide scientists some insight as to what happens to our atmosphere when our lifestyles and economy undergo major change. “It’s an unwanted atmospheric experiment,” says Helen Worden, an atmospheric scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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View from Te Atatu Road motorway overbridge, during COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland, New Zealand. Image by Megan Harvey at Wikimedia Commons: