Global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to fall 7% this year, in large part due to the dramatic reduction of car and air travel because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a group of international scientists. “Of course, lockdown is absolutely not the way to tackle climate change,” study co-author Corinne LeQuere, a climate scientist at the University of East Anglia, told the AP. The report from the Global Carbon Project, published Thursday in Earth System Science Data, also warned emissions in 2021 are likely to rebound as the pandemic eases. “Now is the time where governments have to follow their commitments with large-scale actions, with plans, detailed plans, to move out of fossil fuels in all the sectors of the economy,” LeQuere told the LA Times. (AP, LA Times $, Fast Company, Politico Pro $, Daily Beast, CNBC, Forbes, New Scientist, BBC)