13 January 2012

Mitigating climate change and improving health and food security

The IIASA GAINS model has been used to identify emission reduction strategies for methane and black carbon that mitigate near-term climate change and are beneficial to human health, agriculture, and the cryosphere.

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Smoke stacks

The research, involving NASA, SEI, and others, and published in the latest issue of Science (Jan 13) identifies 14 measures that could reduce warming ~0.5°C by 2050 and avoid up to 4.7 million premature deaths annually. More

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