Reducing Methane And Soot Could Help Curb Global Warming | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 3 | pp. 30-31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 16, 2012

Reducing Methane And Soot Could Help Curb Global Warming

Modeling study indicates that cutting CH4 and soot emissions reaps faster benefits than a CO2-only strategy
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, global warming, methane, aerosols, ozone, black carbon

Reducing methane and soot (black carbon) emissions along with carbon dioxide could more effectively rein in projected global warming than a CO2-only reduction strategy, according to a climate modeling study (Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1210026). A team led by Drew T. Shindell at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University screened hundreds of pollution-control measures and identified 14 cost-effective strategies that could collectively reduce the impact of CH4 and . . .

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