Downside of Cleaner Air: More Warming ; Fewer Pollutants Means Average Temperatures May Rise 8 Degrees F. by 2100, New Research Suggests
Peter N. Spotts writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
New measurements of tiny particles in Earth's atmosphere contain a sobering message: All those hard-won efforts to cut air pollution may unwittingly accelerate global warming.
The result: The planet is likely to warm more and faster than current projections suggest, according to a team of British and American scientists.
The group has produced the most precise estimates yet of how tiny particles, known as aerosols, could affect the world's climate. Aerosols, which include pollutants, have a cooling effect on the atmosphere, and the team's work suggests that the cooling effect is strong - nearly as strong as the top estimates of the United Nation's …
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