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Black Carbon- An Introduction


An infographic that contains information on black carbon in the atmosphere and its contribution to global warming. This infographic titled, ‘Black Carbon’, by Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), explains what black carbon is, its sources, emission rates, impacts on health and climate, and solutions to reduce its emission.

Students will get a brief overview of how black carbon is formed, how long it remains in the atmosphere and its impacts on climate and health. They will also learn about some of the solutions that have been suggested to curb this pollutant.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Describe some of the impacts of black carbon on climate and health.
  2. Discuss the feasibility of the solutions proposed in the infographic in the context of a developing country.
About Tool
Tool Name Black carbon
Discipline Chemistry
Topic(s) in Discipline Environmental Chemistry, Greenhouse Gases, Chemistry, Allotropy, Allotropes of carbon, Black Carbon, Greenhouse Gas
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere, Greenhouse Effect, Climate and Health
Type of tool Reading (Infographic)
Grade Level High School
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Hosted at Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Website
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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