Consider the following:

  1. Black carbon
  2. Carbon monoxide
  3. Tropospheric ozone
  4. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  5. Methane

Which of the above are Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)?

Answer: [C] Only 1, 3, 4 & 5

Short lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) include black carbon, methane, hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) and ground level ozone. Although they have a shorter residence time in the atmosphere than CO2, but their reduction from atmosphere can help to reduce Global warming. Carbon monoxide is not included under the category of Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). 

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