Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Will Slow Climate Change

Doing more to reduce non-CO2 climate change contributors such as black carbon, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as well as expanding bio-sequestration through biochar production, could significantly slow global warming, according to Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina and co-authors in a paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The paper discusses strategies for short-lived non-CO2 GHGs and particles, where existing governmental agreements can be used to accomplish mitigation objectives.