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A New Route Toward Limiting Climate Change?

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Science  10 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5494, pp. 1109-1110
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5494.1109

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Climate change mitigation strategies have focused on reductions in carbon dioxide and other long-lived greenhouse gases. Smith et al., investigate the viability of a different strategy, recently proposed by Hansen et al., which focuses on controlling short-lived pollutants such as soot and tropospheric ozone. They conclude that carbon dioxide must remain the primary focus of climate change mitigation strategies.