Image source does not exist News Release: 2012-05-22 MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading scientists to present findings on black carbon and climate change to California Air Resources Board

Release #:12-20
Date:05/22/2012

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading scientists to present findings on black carbon and climate change to California Air Resources Board


Presentation to be Webcast; focus on short-lived climate change pollutants


SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, May 24, six internationally recognized scientists will describe their findings on black carbon and other ‘short-lived’ greenhouse gases to the California Air Resources Board.

Their research will demonstrate that focusing on methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and black carbon would be a highly effective strategy to mitigate impacts of climate change especially in Arctic regions.

The studies to be presented are among a body of growing research indicating the dangers posed by black carbon. On Saturday, the G8 announced that it will formally join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (launched in February) complementing efforts to address carbon dioxide emissions.


NOTE: THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE WEBCAST. Visit http://www.cal-span.org for details.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.