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1.  A rapidly growing rocket industry could undo decades of work to save the ozone layer – unless we act now  

2023-02-25

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A rapidly growing rocket industry could undo decades of work to save the ozone layer – unless we act now

The combustion of these fuels means contemporary rockets create a suite of gaseous & particulate exhaust products, including carbon dioxide, water vapour, black carbon, alumina, reactive chloride & nitrogen oxides. These products are known to destroy ozone

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2.  The climate cost of space tourism  

2022-09-08

Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Rocket pollution can persist in the upper atmosphere for two or more years. The post The climate cost of space tourism appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

3.  Growing space tourism worsening climate damage: Study  

2023-02-25

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Growing space tourism worsening climate damage-Study

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showed that black carbon (soot) particles emitted by rockets are almost 500 times more efficient at holding heat in the atmosphere than all other sources of soot combined (surface and aircraft) - resulting in an enhanced climate effect

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4.  Mega space race now fuels debate on climate change  

2023-02-25

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Mega space race now fuels debate on climate change

The urgency to clean up rocket emissions is intensifying.While there are no regulations on rocket emissions, a new generation of space pioneers are taking it upon themselves to develop launchers to make leaving the atmosphere less damaging to the ...

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