Interactive Graphics Showing the Climate, Health and Agricultural Benefits of Methane and Black Carbon Emissions Control Measures

National Level Impacts - Circle Area Plots

Interactive graphics based on Figure 4 of the journal paper Simultaneously Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change and Improving Human Health and Food Security, by Shindell et al., Science, 2012.

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National level avoided surface temperature increase (C) in 2050 due to the methane and BC measures


National level decrease in atmospheric forcing (W/m2) in 2030 and beyond due to the methane and BC measures. Atmospheric forcing is linked to shifts in the hydrologic cycle (such as rainfall).


National level annually avoided premature deaths in 2030 and beyond due to the methane and BC measures


National level annually avoided premature deaths per 100,000 people (population over age 30) in 2030 and beyond due to the methane and BC measures


National level annual tonnage crop yield increase in 2030 and beyond due to the methane and BC measures. Values are the sum of four staple crops: wheat, rice, maize (corn) and soy.


National level annual percentage crop yield increase in 2030 and beyond due to the methane and BC measures. Values are the average for four staple crops: wheat, rice, maize (corn) and soy.

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