Cooling effect of preindustrial fires on climate underestimated

From Cornell Chronicle By David Nutt | October 1, 2018 Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future This graphic shows the decline of black carbon emissions from fire activity from 1700 to the present, contrasted with the rise in global population. The Industrial Revolution brought about many things: the steam engine, the factory system, mass production.…

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Another boost for shale gas – less impact than coal

From the AGU Journal Highlights: Replacing coal with natural gas would reduce warming A debate has raged in the past couple of years as to whether natural gas is better or worse overall than coal and oil from a global warming perspective. The back-and-forth findings have been due to the timelines taken into consideration, the…