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What does it take for the coronavirus (or other major economic events) to affect global carbon dioxide readings?

In Climate in the News, Measurement Notes by Rob Monroe

A downturn in global fossil fuel use has been prompted by curtailments of travel and social gatherings in response to the spread of the coronavirus. ¬†Could this downturn be reflected in atmospheric carbon dioxide readings that comprise the record known as the Keeling Curve, which is managed by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego? Scripps Oceanography …