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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds that stabilizing at 2°C (3.6°F) reduces the median annual growth of consumption over this century by a mere 0.06%. You read that right, 0.06%. And that "cost" doesn't even count the economic benefit of avoiding climate catastrophe.
As part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change without legislation from Congress, the White House on Friday announced a new strategy to combat emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane from landfills, agriculture, and the fossil fuel industry.
Black carbon is a an air pollutant that comes from burning fossil fuels and biomass. New studies have found that it is contributing much more to both local air pollution and climate change than previously thought.