Blog: Diesel particulates and global warming
Dave Leggett | 6 November 2003
'Calculations also suggest diesel cars emitting continuously under the most recent U.S. and E.U. particulate standards may warm climate per distance driven over the next 100+ years more than do equivalent gasoline cars. If the estimates here are correct, fuel and carbon tax laws that favor diesel promote global warming. Toughening particulate emission standards to 0.006 g/km (0.01 g/mi), which is planned for California by 2004, does not change the conclusion, but it shortens the period over which diesel causes net warming to 13–54 years.'
Crikey. If anyone wants a copy of the full paper, e-mail me at email@example.com
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