Black Carbon Current Affairs - 2020

International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region to be held in India

The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital is to conduct an International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region. The conference is to be held between September 14 and September 16, 2020. Highlights The conference is to focus on rapid increase in air pollution due to urbanisation, industrialisation and its Read More…

Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) conducted study near Gangotri Glacier in 2016. According to the study, the black carbon concentration in the region has increased by 400 times. Highlights The increase in carbon concentration in the region is mainly because of agricultural burning and forest fire. The concentration of black carbon was found Read More…

Black Carbon released by aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon: Study

According to a recent study by climate researchers, aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon (BC) which in turn is affecting monsoon,  depleting the ozone layer and quickening glacier melt. The study was conducted by climate researchers from multiple institutions in India including from the Indian Institute of Science and ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Read More…