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Particulate matter air pollution

Particulate matter air pollution

Finally, particulate matter, or PM. PM is just what it sounds like– tiny particles that fall so slowly they can hang around the atmosphere for a long time before being deposited on the ground. The particles most dangerous to human health have sizes less than a few microns. The most common measure of PM concentration …

Plants and Ozone Pollution with Dr. Danica Lombardozzi

Plants and Ozone Pollution with Dr. Danica Lombardozzi

Scientists at NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory are studying the Earth system. Dr. Danica Lombardozzi, who studies terrestrial ecosystems, tells us more. I’ve been working here at NCAR for the past seven years. I started as a post-doc and I currently work as a project scientist. What type of science is being done in …

CliMaTe cHaNge & gLoBal WaRmiNg

CliMaTe cHaNge & gLoBal WaRmiNg

Okay, I was in London at the end of August 2018 just drinking with my friend and I meet one of her friends and we start having a lovely chat She says to me “Oh you’re from Australia how hot does it get there? We just had a heat wave here. It was fucking horrible …

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Short-lived climate pollutants are a major threat to human health, and have gained significant attention in recent years. Black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone are the main short-lived climate pollutants. They are the most significant drivers of climate change after carbon dioxide. So the really interesting thing about short-lived climate pollutants is that they not …