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Molecule 'could reverse global warming'

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/12/2012 @ 9:40 pm In Front Page,World | No Comments

(DAILY MAIL) — A little-understood molecule in the atmosphere could play an important role in reducing pollution and global warming, scientists believe.

The ‘Criegee biradicals’ could lead to aerosol formation – and ultimately to clouds, with the potential to cool the planet. The compounds react far more rapidly than scientists expected.

They were isolated using a hi-tech particle accelerator at America’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


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