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Black Carbon Warms the Planet Second Only to CO2 ...

Monday, September 28, 2009 9:13:24 AM press-release@i-sis.org.uk The Institute of Science in Society Science Society Sustainability http://www.i-sis.org.uk This article can be found on the I-SIS website at http://www.i-sis.org.uk/blackCarbonWarmsThePlanets.php ============================== ISIS Report 28/09/09 Black Carbon Warms the Planet Second Only to CO2 ########################### Eighty percent of black carbon emissions come from fossil fuels and biomass burning associated with deforestation; reducing black carbon emissions may be the quickest, cheapest way to save the climate Dr. Mae-Wan Ho New research shows that airborne soot, or black carbon (BC) aerosols resulting from incomplete combustion, are warming the earth much more than previously thought [1]. According to Veerabhadran Ramanathan at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography San Diego and Greg Carmichael at the University of Iowa, the warming effect of black carbon is 55 percent that of

World Consumption Plunges Planet Into 'Ecological Debt' - Leading Think Tank

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The Guardian, Se. 25 '09 - Heather Stewart Rich consumers are still voraciously gobbling up.... ======== © QT Luong/terragalleria.com