Al Gore calls on world to burn less wood and fuel to curb black carbon |

So you thought CO2 was a problem? Well, there’s another factor causing accelerated melting of snowfields and glaciers: black carbon, produced by burning wood and certain kinds of fuel. 

So, Al Gore wants us to burn less wood.

The Guardian quotes Dorthe Jensen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark:

In the last five years we have seen many ice streams double in speed. Their floating snouts have moved back 30km. We never imagined the ice discharge would change so much.

Caroline Lucas of the UK Green Party tells us that:

We’ve got to get better at painting a positive vision of a post-carbon world. This is not about sitting around a candle in a cave.

Anyone got any ideas on how to stay warm in Cape Town in winter without burning wood, or using electricity, or being wealthy enough to afford a heat pump installation?!

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About David

I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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One Response to Al Gore calls on world to burn less wood and fuel to curb black carbon |

  1. Bill Walker says:

    Everything you need to know about black carbon in two minutes and 14 seconds:

    http://www.stopsoot.org.

    Thanks.

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