Black carbon

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: Black carbon, emitted from incomplete combustion of biomass and fossil fuels, is a significant contributor to global warming and poses health risks. In India, the residential sector is the largest source of black carbon emissions. Prioritizing black carbon reduction aligns with India’s global commitments to decarbonization …

South Asian black carbon aerosols increase glacial mass loss over the Tibetan plateau

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography   Source: The Hindu  Context: A recent study has found that Black carbon aerosols have indirectly affected the mass gain of the Tibetan Plateau glaciers by changing long-range water vapour transport from the South Asian monsoon region. The South Asia region adjacent to the Tibetan Plateau has among the highest …

IMO urged to act on Black Carbon emissions:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: With Arctic summer ice reaching its 12th lowest ever extent, the Clean Arctic Alliance has called for urgent cuts to black carbon emissions from shipping, ahead of the 77th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (MEPC 77) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November.   …