C. Mangodo., O.O Adetola., N.N Akemien., A.S Yusuf., J.I Isibor., K.T Layade., O.T Oyediji DOWNLOAD PDF
In recent years, air pollution has caused more deaths worldwide, making it a major concern of public health. However, future climate change may exacerbate such human health impacts by increasing the frequency and duration of weather conditions that enhance air pollution exposure. Air pollution significantly affects health, causing close to 7 million premature deaths annually with a larger number of people hospitalized. Continued reductions in air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are essential because they pose serious threats to both people’s health and the environment across the world. Air pollution and climate change influence each other through complex interactions in the atmosphere.
Increasing levels of GHGs alter the energy balance between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface which, in turn, can lead to temperature changes that change the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Direct emissions of air pollutants such as black carbon or emissions from sulfate and ozone can also influence the energy balance.
It was observed that emissions are linked to air quality and climate change, on this thematic issue the presents review investigates the trade-offs and co-benefits that may be gained from reducing both long-lived GHGs, responsible for climate change, and air pollutants, responsible for adverse impacts on human health, ecosystems and the climate.
Keyword: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Emission, Health,