Reducing four specific pollutants could cut sea level rise by up to 50 percent


We’ve known for years that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is a main contributor to climate change that threatens to raise the earth’s sea level to a potentially dangerous point, but a new study shows that focusing on eliminating other pollutants could help slow sea level rise as well. Researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have discovered that cutting emissions of four pollutants that can cycle quickly through the atmosphere could slow the yearly rate of sea level increase between 25 and 50 percent.

Carbon dioxide isn’t the contributor to rising sea levels

While scientists have focused on cutting carbon dioxide emissions for years, the team behind this study feels that stablizing CO2 and cutting back on…

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