31 Aug '11, 7pm

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Some call it black carbon, others BC, while most know it as soot. But whatever the name, the tiny black particles streaming from tailpipes and chimneys are proving to be a bigger climate headache than previously thought. Scientists are just beginning to appreciate how soot, the 'forgotten carbon', is affecting the climate - and on the need for action. Soot first Now a Stanford University chemist, Mark Jacobson - who is speaking at this week's ACS (American Chemical Society ) meet in Denver - is pushing for soot-controls to be the top priority for getting the climate back under control. He believes that a 'soot first' strategy could be the fastest, and cheapest, way of slowing global warming. It could even help halt the precipitous decline in the Arctic's ice sheets, and help stop millions of preventable deaths. The need for fast action on soot comes from a new understandin...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/climate/socking-soot-clean-air-...

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