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

National Level Impacts - World Maps

Interactive graphics based on Figure S5 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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Avoided surface temperature increase (C) in 2050 due to the methane and BC measures


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).


Annually avoided premature deaths per 100,000 persons over age 30 in 2030 and beyond due to the methane and BC measures


Annual increase in crop yield in tons 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.

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