According to new data from the Mauna Loa observatory in the United States, carbon dioxide emissions have not reduced despite the Covid-19 lockdown. Surprisingly, the month of May saw a record high in emissions with an average of 417 parts per million. April, however, saw a 17 percent drop in emissions as compared to last year. Researchers compared the emissions to a pile of trash. As we keep emitting, the pile keeps getting bigger, they said. The path taken after the lockdown is lifted, will determine the future for these emissions. Researchers urge for a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.