The Sooty Greenhouse: My New Story For Yale Environment 360

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Soot from a diesel-fueled truck. Image: EPA/ Wikipedia

The soot we loft into the sky is a remarkably mysterious player in the climate game. At Yale Environment 360, I report on the most comprehensive study yet of soot, which reveals that it’s trapping huge amounts of heat. Yet getting rid of all the soot we put in the atmosphere wouldn’t change the climate much. Check out my piece for the solution to that paradox.