John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a researcher at the Met Office Hadley Centre who monitors global climate and develops data sets for use in climate research.

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Analysis: What Impact will the Coronavirus Pandemic have on Atmospheric CO2?

Our findings show that the annual average CO2 concentrations will still increase through this year, even though emissions are reducing. Across the whole year, we estimate CO2 levels will rise by 2.48 parts per million (ppm). This increase is 0.32ppm smaller than if there had been no lockdown – equivalent to 11% of the expected rise.

May 19, 2020