The Observatory at Mauna Loa in Hawaii measures daily atmospheric CO2 levels. If you look at the graph and daily data over the last week it’s coming down.
Why? The only thing that’s really changed from business as usual since the beginning of the year is the drastic measures being taken to stop the spread of Covid-19. Particularly the lockdowns of millions of people resulting in no daily commutes and 1,000’s of cancelled flights. We know that transportation makes up a large percentage of daily emissions and this proves that when we fly less and drive less we can cut emissions! Given that the climate emergency is orders of magnitude more deadly than any coronavirus we should make it mandatory for hundreds of millions of knowledge workers to work remotely and for more events and meetings to happen online, slashing commute emissions immediately. This is how you act in an emergency.