Recent publications

Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional US Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone (April 2009).

According to the report, climate change has the potential to increase emissions of ozone precursors, to produce significant increases in ground-level ozone concentrations in many regions, particularly for the highest-ozone events, and to lengthen the ozone season.

Published by the US Environmental Protection Agency:

Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution: Effect on Mortality (July 2009).

The draft report summarises new evidence and puts forward quantitative estimates of the impact of the effects of long-term exposure to PM pollution on mortality. The evidence for the effects of long-term exposure to sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon moNOxide and ozone on mortality is also discussed but is felt to be weaker than that regarding particles.

Published by the United Kingdom Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP):

Managing the European Nitrogen Problem: A proposed strategy for integration of European research on the multiple effects of reactive nitrogen (July 2009).

24-page report aiming to stimulate debate in EU-countries, international conventions and in the scientific community. Feedback requested.

Published by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Partnership for European Environmental Research:

Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications (September 2009).

Warming in the Arctic could lead to flooding affecting one quarter of the world’s population, substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions from massive carbon pools, and extreme global weather changes.

Report published by WWF:

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