Study: Cleaning Up Air Pollution May Make It Hotter

This article presents a problem for us – cleaning up air pollution may make the future hotter. What to do? The idea that we have to trade-off health and global warming is specious. Clean up the air so we don’t have health problems, while significantly reducing our use of fossil fuels which emit GHGs.

study published this month in the journal Geophysical Research Letters suggests that eliminating the human emission of aerosols—tiny, air-polluting particles often released by industrial activities—could result in additional global warming of anywhere from half a degree to 1 degree Celsius.


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