Journalists and pundits increased efforts to quell the spread of misinformation ahead of the election after misinformation spread online dominated the election.
One article on Facebook that incorrectly claimed former President Donald Trump won the popular vote in received more thanFacebook engagements, while another fake article that said Hillary Clinton suggested that Trump should run for president garnered more thanengagements, Insider previously reported.
At the end of the electionseveral leading fake news stories outperformed actual news stories shared by popular media companies about the election online, Buzzfeed News reported at the time. Buzzfeed reported that the top 20 fake news stories on Facebook outperformed the top 20 real news stories in number of link clicks in the final three months of the presidential election campaigns, citing a Facebook monitoring tool.
What happens to energy demand and emissions in and beyond will depend on how much emphasis governments put on clean energy transitions in their efforts to boost their economies in the coming months. Avoiding a rebound in emissions requires rapid structural changes in how we use and produce energy.
The IEA Sustainable Recovery reportpublished in Juneoutlined a pathway to avoid a rebound in emissions, with the Sustainable Recovery Plan providing clear recommendations on how to create jobs, boost economic growth and significantly reduce emissions simultaneously.
How will affect future emissions trends? Total energy related CO2 emissions with and without a sustainable recovery, expand Ensuring that marks a definitive peak in global CO2 emissions will be extremely challenging, but last year offers some valuable lessons that provide cause for optimism as we look ahead.
Many power systems successfully kept the lights on, allowing hospitals to function or communication systems to operate with much higher shares of variable renewables. This provides a glimpse of things to come and offers greater confidence in operating large electricity systems powered with higher shares of renewables. Further, consumer preference for electric vehicles continues to grow, as does the number of electric vehicle models available.
The IEA draws upon a wide range of respected statistical sources to construct estimates for the year and the month-to-month evolutions of energy demand and CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, he and his former wife, Melinda French Gates, are boosting spending by the Gates Foundation, which they co-chair and plan to wind down within 25 years. Clippers—the sixth-most valuable NBA team—are flying high.
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