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Science Soot resolves paradox in climate science, scientists say

A team of researchers has pinned an enigmatic glacial retreat on soot lofted into the atmosphere during Europe's industrialization. 

By Contributor / September 3, 2013

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The Industrial Revolution could be to blame for an Alpine glacial retreat that is inconsistent with the Little Ice Age conditions during which it took place, according to a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.