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Chemistry and the Linkages between Air Quality and Climate Change

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Abstract

Climate change and air pollution are critical environmental issues both in the here and now and for the coming decades. A recent OECD report found that unless action is taken, air pollution will be the largest environmental cause of premature death worldwide by 2050. Already, air pollution levels in Asia are far above acceptable levels for human health, and even in Europe, the vast majority of the urban population was exposed to air pollution concentrations exceeding the EU daily limit values, and especially the stricter WHO air quality guidelines in the past decade. The most recent synthesis of climate change research as presented in the fifth IPCC Assessment Report (AR5) states that the warming of the climate system is unequivocal, recognizing the dominant cause as human influence, and providing evidence for a 43% higher total (from 1750 to the present) anthropogenic radiative forcing (RF) than was reported in 2005 from the previous assessment report.

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insu-01224619 , version 1 (05-11-2015)

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Erika von Schneidemesser, Paul S. Monks, James D. Allan, Lori Bruhwiler, Piers Forster, et al.. Chemistry and the Linkages between Air Quality and Climate Change. Chemical Reviews, 2015, 115 (10), pp.3856-3897. ⟨10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00089⟩. ⟨insu-01224619⟩
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