Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Stanford’s Atmosphere/Energy Program published a new study in 2014.
Biomass burning plays a much bigger role in climate change and human health than previously thought.
Beyond causing premature deaths of about 250,000 people each year, biomass burning causes much more global warming per unit weight than other human-associated carbon sources.
The bottom line is that biomass burning is neither clean nor climate-neutral. If you’re serious about addressing global warming, you have to deal with biomass burning as well.