News & AnalysisGLOBAL WARMING

Soot Is Warming the World Even More Than Thought

Science  25 Jan 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6118, pp. 382
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6118.382

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Summary

The roughly 8 million tons of soot produced each year by burning everything from coal in power plants to oil in ship's boilers is bad news for the planet. A new study finds that soot is warming the climate about twice as fast as scientists had estimated and, for the first time, points policymakers to the soot sources that will make the best targets for climate regulations.