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Study: Soot Plays Big Role in Climate Warming

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Study: Soot Plays Big Role in Climate Warming

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Study: Soot Plays Big Role in Climate Warming

Study: Soot Plays Big Role in Climate Warming

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A new study says soot from fires, smokestacks and diesel engines may account for as much as a quarter of all global warming. The study also suggests soot has hastened the melting of glaciers and ice throughout the northern hemisphere. The findings suggest climate change might be slowed through relatively simple measures. NPR's Richard Harris reports.