Will US climate change policy address diesel exhaust, an important (and avoidable) driver of climate change?

Good morning!  The Diesel Health Project team is getting pollution monitoring training this morning from Global Community Monitor, so we are issuing abbreviated versions of the MFN Blog and MFN News.

If you are didn’t see yesterday’s issue of MFN News, visit the MFN news archives and check it out. There were 46 good news articles.


The biggest news, of course, was President Obama’s climate change executive order, which gives Executive agencies 90 days to create policies to respond to climate change.

A question to consider – given the important role of diesel exhaust in driving climate change, how will agencies respond?

“If you were definitely trying to target sources that reducing their particulate emissions would slow climate warming, diesel emissions would be a good one to go after,” Doherty said.

(See In Black Carbon, Scientists Find a Major Source Behind Climate Change),