Offsetting global warming: Molecule in Earth’s atmosphere could ‘cool the planet’

21 Jan

ScienceDaily (Jan. 12, 2012) — Scientists have shown that a newly discovered molecule in Earth’s atmosphere has the potential to play a significant role in off-setting global warming by cooling the planet. …

Professor Dudley Shallcross, Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry at The University of Bristol, added: “A significant ingredient required for the production of these Criegee biradicals comes from chemicals released quite naturally by plants, so natural ecosystems could be playing a significant role in off-setting warming.”

via Offsetting global warming: Molecule in Earth’s atmosphere could ‘cool the planet’.

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