Black carbon levels spike at Himalayan glaciers


According to a report Black Carbon Concentration near Gangotri glacier has rose by 400 times, due to burning of forest and stubble. Black Carbon is a result of Incomplete combustion of fossil fuel, it absorbs a million times more energy than Carbon Dioxide, it is the second largest contributor to Green house after CO2 but it is short lived. This news is related to the topic, Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment of GS 3. This news is important for both mains and prelims.

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