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Shindell et al. 2012

Shindell, D., J.C.I. Kuylenstierna, E. Vignati, R. van Dingenen, M. Amann, Z. Klimont, S.C. Anenberg, N. Muller, G. Janssens-Maenhout, F. Raes, J. Schwartz, G. Faluvegi, L. Pozzoli, K. Kupiainen, L. Höglund-Isaksson, L. Emberson, D. Streets, V. Ramanathan, K. Hicks, N.T.K. Oanh, G. Milly, M. Williams, V. Demkine, and D. Fowler, 2012: Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security. Science, 335, 183-189, doi:10.1126/science.1210026.

Tropospheric ozone and black carbon (BC) contribute to both degraded air quality and global warming. We considered ∼400 emission control measures to reduce these pollutants by using current technology and experience. We identified 14 measures targeting methane and BC emissions that reduce projected global mean warming ∼0.5°C by 2050. This strategy avoids 0.7 to 4.7 million annual premature deaths from outdoor air pollution and increases annual crop yields by 30 to 135 million metric tons due to ozone reductions in 2030 and beyond. Benefits of methane emissions reductions are valued at $700 to $5000 per metric ton, which is well above typical marginal abatement costs (less than $250). The selected controls target different sources and influence climate on shorter time scales than those of carbon dioxide-reduction measures. Implementing both substantially reduces the risks of crossing the 2°C threshold.

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  author={Shindell, D. and Kuylenstierna, J. C. I. and Vignati, E. and van Dingenen, R. and Amann, M. and Klimont, Z. and Anenberg, S. C. and Muller, N. and Janssens-Maenhout, G. and Raes, F. and Schwartz, J. and Faluvegi, G. and Pozzoli, L. and Kupiainen, K. and Höglund-Isaksson, L. and Emberson, L. and Streets, D. and Ramanathan, V. and Hicks, K. and Oanh, N. T. K. and Milly, G. and Williams, M. and Demkine, V. and Fowler, D.},
  title={Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security},

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ID  - sh01600h
AU  - Shindell, D.
AU  - Kuylenstierna, J. C. I.
AU  - Vignati, E.
AU  - van Dingenen, R.
AU  - Amann, M.
AU  - Klimont, Z.
AU  - Anenberg, S. C.
AU  - Muller, N.
AU  - Janssens-Maenhout, G.
AU  - Raes, F.
AU  - Schwartz, J.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
AU  - Pozzoli, L.
AU  - Kupiainen, K.
AU  - Höglund-Isaksson, L.
AU  - Emberson, L.
AU  - Streets, D.
AU  - Ramanathan, V.
AU  - Hicks, K.
AU  - Oanh, N. T. K.
AU  - Milly, G.
AU  - Williams, M.
AU  - Demkine, V.
AU  - Fowler, D.
PY  - 2012
TI  - Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security
JA  - Science
VL  - 335
SP  - 183
EP  - 189
DO  - 10.1126/science.1210026
ER  -

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