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STUDY: Equivalent of ‘COVID Lockdown’ Needed Every Two Years to Fight Global Warming

'When fossil fuel infrastructure is put into use again, there is a risk of a big rebound in emissions...'

Alarmist climate scientists said the world’s nations need to prepare for the equivalent of a biennial global lockdown to stem a so-called climate emergency, The Guardian.

A study published in Nature, “Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era,” determined that global CO₂ emissions need to fall by between 1 and 2 billion tonnes per year for the next ten years.

“We need a cut in emissions of about the size of the fall [from the lockdowns] every two years, but by completely different methods,” said Corinne Le Quéré, the study’s leading author.

Tyrannical global lockdowns caused an unprecedented 7 percent decline in CO₂ emissions, or 2.6 billion tonnes.

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The climate change models predict that a 10 to 20 billion tonne reduction in CO₂ emissions would prevent Earth’s average temperature from rising more than 1.5°C or 2C°.

The Paris Climate Agreement forecasts, without historical evidence backing it up, that an increase in average global temperature above this range would cause permanent damage to Earth.

Glen Peters, one of the study’s researchers, said that as many nations let their subjects return to pre-lockdown life CO₂ emissions will rise back to 2019 levels.

“Emissions were lower in 2020 as fossil fuel infrastructure was used less, not because infrastructure was closed down,” he said. “When fossil fuel infrastructure is put into use again, there is a risk of a big rebound in emissions in 2021, as was seen in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2009.”

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The findings confirm that the reduction in emissions sought by climate hysteria alarmists are only achievable via severe economic downturns.

Le Quéré said that the world must focus above all else on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, even though many studies have shown that greater use of fossil fuels improves human, animal, and plant life by greening the earth.

“We have failed to understand in the past that we can’t have tackling climate change as a side issue. It can’t be about one law or policy, it has to be put at the heart of all policy,” she said. “Every strategy and every plan from every government must be consistent with tackling climate change.”

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