Black soot killed the Little Ice Age

There is a long-standing scientific debate about why the Alps glaciers began to retreat in the 1860s.

Black soot killed the Little Ice Age

Science Recorder | Ellen Miller | Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Scientists are now blaming black soot for the mid-1800s Alps glacier retreat. The soot, or black carbon, was sent into the air by the rapidly industrializing Europe between 1860 and 1930. The new report, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may resolve a long-standing scientific debate about why the Alps glaciers began to retreat in the 1860s, years before global temperatures started increasing again... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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