Podcast: Black Carbon and the Arctic

PODCAST - 10 October 2013 Zbigniew Klimont


MEDIA

 IIASA researcher Zbigniew Klimont spoke to Vienna radio show FM4: Reality Check about the new study. Read the Web story on the Reality Check Web site. 


Download Zbigniew Klimont on Radio FM4 [mp3, 2,278.2 kb]

A new IIASA study shows that gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought—potentially speeding the melting of Arctic sea ice and contributing to the fast rate of warming in the region. 

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zbigniew klimont

About the speaker: 

Zbigniew Klimont is a research scholar with the Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases (MAG) program at IIASA. He leads MAG work on the development of particulate matter and carbonaceous emission and costs modules of the GAINS model. Since more than a decade he has been involved in European and Asian work on emission mitigation strategies and has co-authored European and global inventories of black and organic carbon.

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CONTACT DETAILS

Zbigniew Klimont

Research Scholar

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

T +43(0) 2236 807 547

STUDY: BLACK CARBON AND THE ARCTIC

Gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought.

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