Reading: Black Carbon – An Introduction

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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 the tool

Tool NameBlack carbon
Topic(s) in DisciplineCarbon Chemistry, Allotropy, Allotropes of carbon, Black Carbon, Greenhouse Gas
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere, Greenhouse Effect
Type of tool Reading (Infographic)
Grade LevelHigh School
Developed byClimate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Hosted atClimate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Website
Computer SkillsBasic
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