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Arctic Climate Study Reveals Impact of Industrial Soot


August 9, 2007

polar graphic Scientists from the Desert Research Institute and their collaborators have determined that Northern Hemisphere industrial pollution resulted in a seven-fold increase in black carbon in Arctic snow during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Joe McConnell and Ross Edwards led the research, developing a new technique to quantify the impact of black carbon on Arctic climate forcing. Full Story

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