PODCAST - 10 October 2013 Zbigniew Klimont
A new IIASA study shows that gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought—potentially speeding the melting of Arctic sea ice and contributing to the fast rate of warming in the region.
About the speaker:
Zbigniew Klimont is a research scholar with the Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases (MAG) program at IIASA. He leads MAG work on the development of particulate matter and carbonaceous emission and costs modules of the GAINS model. Since more than a decade he has been involved in European and Asian work on emission mitigation strategies and has co-authored European and global inventories of black and organic carbon.
Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
STUDY: BLACK CARBON AND THE ARCTIC
Gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought.
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