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Black Carbon Suspect In Mid-1800s Alps Glacier Retreat
2013-09-03 08:17:32

University of Colorado at Boulder Scientists have uncovered strong evidence that soot, or black carbon, sent into the air by a rapidly industrializing Europe, likely caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps. The research, published Sept. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may help resolve a longstanding scientific debate about why the Alps glaciers retreated beginning in the 1860s, decades before global temperatures started rising again....

No Clear Sign That Less Soot, Methane Reduces Global Warming
2013-08-14 08:20:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Reducing emissions of only soot and methane won't do as much to reduce global warming as some previous research has suggested, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Cutting back only on soot and methane emissions will help the climate, but not as much as previously thought," said study author Steve Smith, a climate researcher at the Department of Energy's Pacific...

Wildfires Play Great Role In Climate Change
2013-07-10 04:34:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Emissions produced as a result of wildfires could be playing a greater role in global warming than experts had previously believed, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Climate scientists had long known that wildfires produce a mixture of carbon-containing particles. However, measurements taken by researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Michigan Technological...

Influence Of Black Carbon On Climate Change Larger Than Previously Estimated
2013-01-15 12:58:27

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Reducing diesel engine emissions would reduce warming Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this issue. The landmark study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres today says the direct influence of black carbon, or soot, on warming the climate could be about...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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