13 Jan '12, 3pm

Cutting methane and soot emissions could be shortcut to slowing global warming, scientists say #globalwarming

13 Jan 2012: Reducing Methane and Soot Will Reduce Warming, Study Says An international team of scientists says that governments can significantly reduce global warming, and prevent millions of premature deaths, by targeting emissions of methane and soot . In a new study published in the journal Science , the researchers say simple strategies that target those emissions and use existing technologies could shave nearly 1 degree Fahrenheit off the warming projected by mid-century. And with international efforts to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the main cause of climate change, largely stalled, it represents a cheaper and more attainable approach. Strategies to reduce methane emissions include improving methods of capturing gas from mines and oil- and gas-producing facilities and reducing leaks from pipelines and landfills; global levels of soot, or black carbon, can be...

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