A Post At The Yale Forum Climate Change & The Media By Bidisha Banerjee “Black Carbon’s Grey Areas: Key Messages From A Yale Workshop”

Richard Berler alerted us to this interesting post on the weblog the Yale Forum Climate Change & The Media

“Black Carbon’s Grey Areas: Key Messages from a Yale Workshop” By Bidisha Banerjee July 13, 2010

The post starts with the text

“Black carbon, a component of soot, and potentially one of the most important contributors to climate change, rises into the atmosphere each time someone fires up a traditional cook-stove or switches on an older-model diesel vehicle. The author recently co-organized a workshop under the aegis of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI), which brought together scientists, policymakers, and development experts to discuss controlling black carbon.

That workshop had three key conclusions: stop throwing cook-stoves at the problem; target diesel; and be very careful about comparing black carbon with carbon dioxide. The first part of this article examined the limits of targeting cook-stoves as a bid to slow climate change. Part II looks at the case for phasing out diesel emissions, and urges a more cautious approach to comparing black carbon with carbon dioxide.”

The entire post is worth reading.

Comments Off on A Post At The Yale Forum Climate Change & The Media By Bidisha Banerjee “Black Carbon’s Grey Areas: Key Messages From A Yale Workshop”

Filed under Climate Change Forcings & Feedbacks

Comments are closed.