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China's smogs have surprise climate benefit

China's smogs have surprise climate benefit

作者:冯诅埋  时间:2017-10-20 01:01:02  人气:

Who would have thought that smog had an upside? It may be the scourge of China’s urban citizens and a prickly PR problem during the Olympics, but surprisingly, the pea-soupy fallout from Chinese industrial pollution could be reducing the country’s contribution to climate change from at least one greenhouse gas. A British team has been adding sulphate to laboratory rice paddies in an effort to mimic the effect of acid rain on Asia’s most important food crop. This equivalent of typical acid rain reduced methane emissions from flooded paddies by up to 25 per cent,