Cuts in some greenhouse gases could slow sea level rise

Methane, ozone and other short-lived pollutants have a big impact on ocean heights

By Erin Wayman, 18:27 PM April 12, 2013

A quick way to stave off impending sea level rise is to cut emissions of short-lived climate warmers such as methane and soot, researchers suggest.  

Carbon dioxide, the main cause of anthropogenic climate change, can linger in the atmosphere for more than a century. So slashing CO2 output will not immediately halt global warming and its consequences. A faster way may be to limit methane, ozone, hydrofluorocarbons and soot, also known as black carbon. These greenhouse gases and particles warm ...

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