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Liu et al. 2016

Liu, H., M. Fu, X. Jin, Y. Shang, D. Shindell, G. Faluvegi, C. Shindell, and K. He, 2016: Health and climate impacts of ocean-going vessels in East Asia. Nat. Clim. Change, 6, no. 11, 1037-1041, doi:10.1038/nclimate3083.

East Asia has the most rapidly growing shipping emissions of both CO2 and traditional air pollutants, but the least in-depth analysis. Full evaluation of all pollutants is needed to assess the impacts of shipping emissions. Here, using an advanced method based on detailed dynamic ship activity data, we show that shipping emissions in East Asia accounted for 16% of global shipping CO2 in 2013, compared to only 4-7% in 2002-2005. Increased emissions lead to large adverse health impacts, with 14,500-37,500 premature deaths per year. Global mean radiative forcing from East Asian shipping is initially negative, but would become positive after approximately eight years for constant current emissions. As a large fraction of vessels are registered elsewhere, joint efforts are necessary to reduce emissions and mitigate the climate and health impacts of shipping in the region.

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  author={Liu, H. and Fu, M. and Jin, X. and Shang, Y. and Shindell, D. and Faluvegi, G. and Shindell, C. and He, K.},
  title={Health and climate impacts of ocean-going vessels in East Asia},
  journal={Nat. Clim. Change},

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RIS Citation

ID  - li05800h
AU  - Liu, H.
AU  - Fu, M.
AU  - Jin, X.
AU  - Shang, Y.
AU  - Shindell, D.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
AU  - Shindell, C.
AU  - He, K.
PY  - 2016
TI  - Health and climate impacts of ocean-going vessels in East Asia
JA  - Nat. Clim. Change
VL  - 6
IS  - 11
SP  - 1037
EP  - 1041
DO  - 10.1038/nclimate3083
ER  -

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