CPO-supported study finds that black carbon is a larger cause of climate change than previously assessed 22 January 2013

CPO-supported study finds that black carbon is a larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Soot, also known as black carbon and a component of carbonaceous aerosols, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming, and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to a new international study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres today.
Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change 14 December 2011

Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change

A study conducted by NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory scientists Patricia Quinn and Timothy Bates helps clear up our cloudy understanding of the role of phytoplankton in the ecosystem. 
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