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International study: Where there's smoke or smog, there's climate change
Description: In addition to causing smoggy skies and chronic coughs, soot - or black carbon - turns out to be the number two contributor to global warming. It's second only to carbon dioxide, according to a four-year assessment by an international panel. The new study concludes that black carbon, the soot particles in smoke and smog, contributes about twice as much to global warming as previously estimated, even by the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [Source: University of Washington]
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Source: University of Washington
Publish Date: 1/15/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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