Focusing on Reducing Soot and Methane Emissions Is Not Enough

Inefficient cook stoves in less developed areas of the world produce climate-warming soot emissions.


A new study from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory concludes that cutting the amount of short-lived, climate-warming emissions such as soot and methane in our skies won’t limit global warming as much as previous studies have suggested. The study also found a comprehensive climate policy (including methane) would produce more climate benefits by 2050 than if soot and methane were reduced alone.

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