Read here, here and here. It is common knowledge that the inhalation of black soot particles kill hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. It is common knowledge that black soot from combustion is a major contributor to global warming and Arctic area ice/tundra melting/thawing. It is common knowledge that reducing the production of black soot is considered easier and less painful than reducing human-based CO2 emissions. Yet the IPCC and politicians have done nothing to solve the huge black soot global problem(s) that would be so beneficial to humans and the environment. Why?
The reality as to 'why' is fairly clear. Black soot reduction neither enriches nor empowers. Understand the reality: wealthy individuals, such as Al Gore and George Soros, seek to immensely enrich themselves via various CO2 'cap and trade' schemes; in a similar vein, organizations such as the UN and the EU hoped to expand their power and control over individuals via increased CO2 regulations and emissions taxation. This combination of greedy carbon-barons and rapacious non-sovereign entities presented the perfect storm that kept the real black soot problems of death and warming from being solved.
"Compared to the larger, longer term task of getting greenhouse-gas pollution under control, limiting soot wouldn’t be hard. Unlike new energy technology and profound changes in lifestyle, the tools — exhaust filters, clean-burning stoves — already exist.....Soot has such a strong climate effect, but it has a lifetime in the atmosphere of just a few weeks. Carbon dioxide has a lifetime of 30 to 50 years. If you totally stop CO2 emissions today, the Arctic will still be totally melted.....If soot pollution is immediately curtailed, “the reductions start to occur pretty much right away. Within months, you’ll start seeing temperature differences.” According to Jacobson, climate policymakers have paid little attention to soot. “There are international efforts to limit greenhouse gases, but they completely ignore soot as something to control from a climate perspective,”.....The draft international climate treaty negotiated last year in Copenhagen doesn’t contain soot-specific provisions."