Carbon Emissions Lowest Since World War Two

Due to the interrupted work flow imposed by lockdowns internationally, carbon emissions have plummeted by 17% which marks an all time low since World War Two. Carbon emissions seen primarily in the United States and China have declined by a total of more than 2.3 million pounds or 4.3 million Australian dollars. But is this decline enough to have significant impacts on curbing climate change? And what impacts are we seeing now as a result of this decline?

Professor Andrew Blakers from the Australian National University is a Professor of Engineering and Director of the Australian National University Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems. He joined us on The Daily with Sean this morning to discuss.