Mitigating climate disruption in time: A self-consistent approach for avoiding both near-term and long-term global warming

  title={Mitigating climate disruption in time: A self-consistent approach for avoiding both near-term and long-term global warming},
  author={Gabrielle B Dreyfus and Yangyang Xu and Drew T. Shindell and Durwood Zaelke and Veerabhadran Ramanathan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  • G. Dreyfus, Yangyang Xu, V. Ramanathan
  • Published 23 May 2022
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Significance This study clarifies the need for comprehensive CO2 and non-CO2 mitigation approaches to address both near-term and long-term warming. Non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs) are responsible for nearly half of all climate forcing from GHG. However, the importance of non-CO2 pollutants, in particular short-lived climate pollutants, in climate mitigation has been underrepresented. When historical emissions are partitioned into fossil fuel (FF)- and non-FF-related sources, we find that nearly… 

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