Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Road Transportation Emerges as a Key Player

New paper published in the journal of PNAS describes the role of road transportation in global warming, taking into consideration the interactions between aerosols and climate. Read the summary of the report on Science Daily.

The new analysis shows that emissions from the power, biomass burning, and industrial sectors of the economy promote aerosol-cloud interactions that exert a powerful cooling effect, while on-road transportation and household biofuels exacerbate cloud-related warming.

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