Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Davis study subject of Wired article

Wed, 09/30/2020

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is co-author on a new report in Environmental Research Letters that describes how China's reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions may actually help increase global warming.  That’s because the same sulfur dioxide particles that come from coal burning and cause respiratory problems in humans also reflect sunlight, which cools the planet.  “It’s one of these tradeoffs that people have known about before, but we put some numbers on it,” says Steve. 
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