inks between Air Pollution and Climate Change and Their Interactive Effects (pp. 1-46)
Authors: (Ahmed El Nemr)
Abstract: Many air pollutants and greenhouse gases have common sources, contribute to radiative balance, interact in the atmosphere, and affect ecosystems. The impacts on ecosystems have been traditionally treated separately for air pollution and climate change. However, the combined effects may significantly differ from a sum of separate effects. This chapter reviews the changes in greenhouse gases and the links between air pollution and climate change and their interactive effects. A simultaneous addressing of the air pollution and climate change effects on earth may result in more effective research, management and monitoring as well as a better integration of local, national and global environmental policies.