TITLE

Global warming: The soot factor

AUTHOR(S)
Quaas, Johannes
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Nature;3/24/2011, Vol. 471 Issue 7339, p456
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the anthropogenic factors of global warming. It states that the anthropogenic emissions of black carbon and soot affect the global climate while carbon dioxide, the most prominent in greenhouse gases is warming the planet by trapping infrared radiation. It says that the black carbon is a special aerosol that absorbs sunlight which warm the atmosphere and cool the surface. It mentions that the global warming could be mitigated through the control of black-carbon emissions.
ACCESSION #
59558905

 

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