Press release for students - Fighting for cleaner air and a more stable climate

EGU Planet Press

From EGU, September 24, 2015  --  Emissions of carbon dioxide are only part of the climate change problem. There are other substances, called short-lived pollutants, that we should pay attention to as well, especially because they could also be important in reducing air pollution.

Click here for a PDF (link is external) of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online (link is external).  This article was published September 24, 2015.  This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: Curbing short-lived pollutants – a win-win for climate and air quality (link is external)".


Planet Press is an initiative from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) aimed at getting kids (mainly 7-11 year olds), parents, and educators interested in and engaged with up to date scientific research and news. Each Planet Press is reviewed by a scientist and educator to ensure the content is scientifically accurate and that the language used is appropriate for the 7-11 age range.  If you are an educator, these press releases can be used in the classroom to aid teaching about current subjects such as climate change or earthquakes and tsunamis, to make lessons more interesting and relevant by taking into account modern science and developments.  To see previous Planet Press articles, visit: (link is external).