Carbon changes in NYC during the COVID-19 shutdown

Roisin Commane
April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 shutdown of New York City in March 2020 has improved the air quality and changed how much carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane we see in the atmosphere at the CUNY ASRC observatory in Harlem. Róisín spoke with a number of media outlets about what that means for carbon and air quality in NYC. 

Video interviews from her apartment and the park outside (while socially distancing during lock down!) included:

Reuters (which her parents were very excited to see on Irish TV!)





Written articles included a mention in:

BBC News by Matt McGrath

RTE News by Jackie Fox

New York Times by Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich

Earth Institute State of the Planet Blog by Kevin Krajick