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Domestic Policies to Reduce the Near-Term Risks of Climate Change

Recent extreme weather events across the nation have sounded the alarm that climate change is happening here and now—it can no longer be dismissed as a long-term problem requiring only a long-term solution. Because of their relatively short atmospheric lifetimes …

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Two More Lows for Arctic Sea Ice
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Agreeing on the problem, if not the solution
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Senate gets back to climate science
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How U.S. Can Lead on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
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Drowning and Drought: Extreme Weather Impacts on our Economy and Society
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Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change

The Climate Change 101 series provides a reliable and understandable introduction to global climate change, giving policy makers the basic information they need as they face decisions about climate policy. The new 2011 edition incorporates the most recent information on …

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What is Black Carbon?

Black Carbon (BC) has recently emerged as a major contributor to global climate change, possibly second only to CO2 as the main driver of change. BC particles strongly absorb sunlight and give soot its black color. BC is produced both …

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Black Carbon: A Science/Policy Primer

Over the last decade, a growing body of evidence indicates that soot and smoke from incomplete combustion are major contributors to climate change. Black carbon, a soot component, is a potent climate driver that absorbs sunlight in the atmosphere, changes …

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