2012 Jan. 13: Science Journal: (Soot & Ozone mitigation) A Quick (Partial) Fix for an Ailing Atmosphere

2012 Jan. 13: Science Journal: (Soot & Ozone mitigation) A Quick (Partial) Fix for an Ailing AtmosphereScience 13 January 2012:
Vol. 335 no. 6065 p. 156
DOI: 10.1126/science.335.6065.156

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A Quick (Partial) Fix for an Ailing Atmosphere


The world’s air could use a quick scrubbing. So a group of scientists has come up with 14 practicable approaches to doing just that. The researchers say the selected cleaning methods, described on page 183 of this week’s issue of Science, would more than pay for themselves in lives saved and crop yields increased while cutting global warming to boot.

  • Richard A. Kerr

Science 13 January 2012: 156. [DOI:10.1126/science.335.6065.156]

…world all the while, but pollutants like soot and methane remain airborne just a few…And that would be a good thing. Inhaled soot, also called black carbon, kills or debilitates millions of people each year, while soot in the atmosphere tends to warm climate…
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    Science 13 January 2012: 183-189. [DOI:10.1126/science.1210026]

    …Tropospheric Ozone. References and Notes 1 M. Z. Jacobson , Short-term effects of controlling fossil-fuel soot, biofuel soot and gases, and methane on climate, Arctic ice, and air pollution health. J. Geophys. Res. 115 (D14), D14209 (2010…
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