Chemistry Nexus

by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

The observation that soot makes global warming “worse” is well covered today. The BBC covers this – largely because it appears that soot is more important for global warming than realised earlier. Dr James Hansen and Larissa Nazarenko, (Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA, and Columbia University Earth Institute) suggest that trying to reduce the amount of soot produced would be easier than cutting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

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December 9th, 2009

Posted In: Atmospheric chemistry, Chemistry, Environmental chemistry

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