short-lived climate pollutant Articles

  • NILU workshop: Short-lived pollutants and Arctic climate

    The 2nd Short-lived Pollutants and Arctic Climate Workshop will be hosted by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in Oslo, Norway. The SPAC Workshop will be held from 5-7 November, 2007 at the Carlton Hotel in Oslo, Norway. The workshop is being hosted by NILU with sponsorship from the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Program, the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), and the ...

  • How air pollution affects climate: short-lived climate forcers

    While long-lived greenhouse gases—particularly carbon dioxide (CO2)—continue to occupy center stage in international climate negotiations, another group of pollutants has been gaining attention among scientists and policy-makers: the so-called “short-lived climate forcers,” including black carbon and ozone. These pollutants have been regulated in the United States for ...

  • Fast Action to Reduce the Risks of Climate Change: U.S. Options to Limit Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

    Short-lived climate pollutants such as soot, methane and hydroflurorocarbons (HFCs) account for 30 to 40 percent of global warming to date. Targeted efforts to reduce these emissions can slow the pace of global warming and moderate climate impacts already underway, including the melting of sea ice and glaciers. By reducing local air pollution, such measures would also produce substantial public ...

  • EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

    Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet are melting. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change′s Fifth Assessment Report shows that the warming since the mid-20th century is predominantly due to an increase in ...

  • Model analyses of long and short term pollution emission reduction

    Climate change is influenced not only by the emissions of greenhouse gases, but also by the emissions of air pollutants which influence each other through complex interactions in the atmosphere. Reducing emissions could be one way to react and prevent negative impacts from climate change. Because these reductions must take place in the face of economic growth, there is a disagreement about the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Intelligent Pollution Control

    The world faces difficult pollution control decisions. For every dollar spent on pollution control, there is an alternative investment in health improvement. For every dollar spent on reducing one pollutant, there is an alternative to reduce another. The most prudent course to make the best investment should include: Intelligent uncertainty Intelligent classification of options ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Indicators of Pollution Management

    'The definition and selection of environmental performance indicators is still at an early stage but the use of indicators is increasing, both for the tracking of trends in pollution and other environmental issues at a large scale (national or regional) and also for the monitoring of Bank projects. This note provides a framework to assist in the selection of appropriate indicators for pollution ...


  • Managing multimedia pollution for a multimedia world

    Due to climate-change-induced melting of essential sea ice habitat and a lack of effective regulatory mechanisms to mitigate further losses, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now considering the polar bear for listing as a threatened species. If we could place ourselves for a moment in one potential future of the polar bear, similarly stranded in the Arctic Ocean on the last tenuous piece of ...

  • Climate Change – The global challenge

    Earlier this month, the European Commissioner for the environment, Stavros Dimas, gave a speech on the global challenges of climate change and the role of the UK and her European partners in setting the agenda for addressing the challenge of climate change. A speech by Stavros DIMAS Commissioner responsible for environment Ladies and Gentlemen, good ...

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is ambition in the context of climate change?

    Ambition is a word often used in the context of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. While most people think of ambition as a strong desire to achieve something, the word has a more specific meaning when it comes to international climate action. What Does Ambition Mean and Why Is it ...

  • The Pope, the Economy and the Case for Climate Action

    This week Pope Francis issues his long awaited Encyclical on Climate Change. The Pope’s message should galvanize support for climate action for the Catholic community and well beyond. It will speak not only to the 5,000 Catholic Bishops, nor only to the 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, but to all people of goodwill who are open to the moral context of climate change. I’m confident of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Problem Solver for water supply - Pollution incidents

    Pollution in water supplies has always been a concern for water companies and with today’s political climate the issue has never been more important. The threat of terrorism and the requirements of Homeland Security and similar initiatives around the world require that water companies maintain detailed plans for how to ...


    By Innovyze

  • Metabolomic analysis of soil communities can be used for pollution assessment

    Here we show that metabolic profiling can be used to assess the changes in biochemical profiles of soil communities living in contaminated sites. We propose the term ‘community metabolomics’ for the application of metabolomics techniques to the study of the entire community of a soil sample. We anticipate our study to be a starting point for the use of this technique to assess how communities ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of the Indian state of Odisha. With winds battering the coastline at more than 200 kilometres per hour, the structural damage from cyclone Phailin was intense. Thousands of straw, timber and bamboo homes were destroyed across the delta of the River Mahanadi, one of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

    When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. The president recently said that one of his personal passions is “leaving a planet that is as spectacular as the one we inherited from our parents and our grandparents.” The next two years will determine if his administration can meet this standard. Seven months have ...

  • Confronting climate change: The necessity for social solidarity

    Each and every one of us is a guest on Planet Earth; this is where we live, being all members of an ecologically interdependent society. We often though tend to forget that we are only simple guests. Our interaction with the planet forms a strong bondage amongst us. This includes all societies and all planets’ environments, since an environmental issue may have transboundary, regional or even ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Taking Action on Climate is the Ultimate No-Brainer Business Strategy

    Recently, as I finished speaking to a group of fund managers, I was asked two questions that have become increasingly common. The first was: “What if scientists are wrong and the climate thing doesn’t turn out to be so bad?” The second was: “Will companies regret doing something about it?” On the bright side, these questions are a big ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Manmade chemicals a major cause of global climate change

    Although the Earth?s climate evolves naturally over time, the major cause of climate change that is harmful and lead to unfavorable weather, water patterns, growth patterns are due to the release of manmade chemicals. While these chemicals are necessary to produce certain items, operate essential refrigeration equipment, or make our daily lives easier, they are a danger to the environment and the ...


    By Verisae

  • The health impacts of climate change and variability in developing countries

    Health is a focus reflecting the combined impacts of climate change on the physical environment, ecosystems, the economic environment and society. Long-term changes in the world's climate may affect many requisites of good health - sufficient food, safe and adequate drinking water and secure dwelling. The current large-scale social and environmental changes mean that we must assign a much higher ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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