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Black carbon

 Street Roots - USA 09 March 2019

When it comes to global warming, most people point the finger of blame at CO2 emissions. But there is another factor we should be worried about – the effect of black carbon. Better known as soot, it is created most often by wildfires. Climate scientist Susan Kaspari speaks to Street Roots about how it is contributing to snowmelt and how easily our black carbon footprint can be reduced. (1613 Words) - By Emily Green

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Susan Kaspari collects snow samples from South Cascade Glacier, a large alpine glacier in the North Cascades of Washington, last fall. Kaspari has been studying black carbon concentrations in the Cascades with her graduate students from Central Washington University. Photo courtesy of Susan Kaspari

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