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Mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants slows sea-level rise
Description: Under present growth rates of greenhouse gas and black carbon aerosol emissions, global mean temperatures can warm by as much as 2 °C from pre-industrial temperatures by about 2050. Mitigation of the four short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), methane, tropospheric ozone, hydrofluorocarbons and black carbon, has been shown to reduce the warming trend by about 50% by 2050. This study focuses on the potential impact of this SLCP mitigation on global sea-level rise. [Source: Nature Climate Change]
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Source: Nature Climate Change
Publish Date: 4/14/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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