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Aerosols from burning fossil fuels are masking global warming, UW researchers find

Climate change will become worse before it gets better. According to research led by scientists at the University of Washington, eliminating greenhouse gases would stabilize the planet in the long term, but the subsequent loss of aerosols — small particles suspended in the atmosphere — could temporarily trigger alarming temperatures sooner than expected.

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Reducing aerosol pollution has led to more hurricanes in the North Atlantic, study shows

As the US and Europe worked for decades to reduce air pollution for the sake of public health and the planet, scientists found an unintended and challenging consequence: an increase in tropical storms in some regions.

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Recent Australian wildfires led to record atmospheric pollution

The 2019–20 wildfires in Australia injected huge amounts of smoke into the stratosphere, which has led to record aerosol levels over the southern hemisphere.

Air pollution is killing more people than smoking - and fossil fuels are largely to blame
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Air pollution is killing more people than smoking - and fossil fuels are largely to blame

A new study finds that air pollution caused by fossil fuel emissions is killing millions and disrupting the water cycle.
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