2010 Feb. 19: Act Now | Combat Black Carbon Pollution Now http://www.takepart.com/actions/act-now-combat-black-carbon-pollution-now/34560

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2010 Feb. 19: Act Now | Combat Black Carbon Pollution Now

Letter Campaign created 3 days ago by salvatore.cardoni | Flag this

Combat Black Carbon Pollution Now
  • Issues: Air Pollution
  • Tags: Air Pollution,ozoen layer depletion,Black Carbon,soot
Representing 40% of total global warming, carbon dioxide is the number one cause of climate change. But can you name the number two threat, one that accounts for roughly 18% of total global warming?
The answer is ‘black carbon’, or soot. It is caused by the partial combustion of fossil fuels.  There are three primary sources of such soot: industrial pollution, diesel exhaust, and the burning wood, coal, or cow dung for cooking.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that it can be stopped. Sign this petition, urging US leaders to seriously address black carbon reduction.
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