Editors note: This piece was produced in partnership with Earth Day Network. We hope you’ll click here to promise to Vote Earth in 2020.
Staggering new data reveals just how sharply carbon emissions have fallen during the coronavirus pandemic. But if you want the changes to last, you’re going to have to take action.
A recently-published study found that carbon emissions in early April were down 17%, compared to the same time last year.
Unfortunately, this change probably won’t last. As economies reopen, governments may allow environmental standards to fall by the wayside in order to encourage production.
But, luckily enough, there’s something simple that lots of people can do to help maintain the lower emissions: Vote for the Earth.