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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Via BBC News "Ozone has 'strong climate effect'"

Our friends across the pond seem to be far less skeptical about climate change than those of us here in the USA. That is why it doesn't surprise me to see this report from the BBC.
Ozone could be a much more important driver of climate change than scientists had previously predicted, according to a study in Nature journal.

The authors say the effects of this greenhouse gas - known by the formula O3 - have been largely overlooked.

Ozone near the ground damages plants, reducing their ability to mop up carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.

As you may or may not know, one of the major sources of ground level ozone is tailpipe emissions from cars. Another reason to encourage public transportation, walkable communities, and a safer environment for bicycling. Look for a future forum event on the subject of using the bicycle for daily transportation needs, including getting the groceries and hauling the kids around! Click on the title above for a link to the whole article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brad, are you a person who is very "into" the bicycle as a means of urban transportation as well as fun? If you are, would you like to organize a "forum" meeting on the bicycle's role in helping the environment? Chair 798-2888