Yan Feng, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
September 18, 2014
Argonne National Lab, TCS Building 240, Room 5172, broadcast via Adobe Connect

Besides Greenhouse Gases: Role of Aerosols in Climate Change

Aerosols are small particles in the atmosphere that are a by-product of human activities, such as transportation and industry, and also emitted naturally.  Since aerosols can have both warming or cooling climate effects, as well as pose severe air pollution problems that aggravate human health, there is a tradeoff issue between reducing air pollution and mitigating warming from greenhouse gases in terms of policy making on aerosol emission controls.