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Climate Change, Covid-19 and the Effect on Energy's Future

Occurred Monday, 15 June 2020, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Webinar via Zoom (London, England time)

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has resulted in a significant decrease in world economic activity, which in turn has led to a major, if temporary, decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, particularly CO2. This temporary decrease is not likely to materially affect the longer-term process of climate change that is taking place. However, the overall COVID-19-related effects have exposed a few important points:

  1. Without leadership, the world’s inability to respond in a coordinated manner to a global challenge.
  2. The fragility of the world economic system and potential for collapse when faced with a natural challenge such as a pandemic or climate tipping point.
  3. How quickly air pollution in densely populated areas dissipates when fossil fuel use declines.
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Ray Leonard
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