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- Context: The warming in Arctic region can be reduced by 0.2 degrees C by 2050 by cutting down emissions of short-lived climate forcers
- Includes: Black carbon, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds, organic carbon and tropospheric ozone
- Focus of Study: Effect of emission of each of these agents on Arctic temperature and contribution to warming or cooling
- Relevance: Short-lived climate forcers are particulate matter of various kinds emitted into atmosphere by natural and anthropogenic sources
- This emissions stay in atmosphere for at most a period of 1 month but cutting down their emissions can bring in results quickly.
- Important Findings: Largest absolute contributor (including both warming and cooling emissions) was the Asian region with domestic activities emitting large amounts of black carbon
- Highest per unit warming was from flaring emissions from Russia followed by forest fires and flaring from Nordic countries