Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
24 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2024

Significant human health co-benefits of mitigating African emissions

Christopher D. Wells, Matthew Kasoar, Majid Ezzati, and Apostolos Voulgarakis


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2037', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Nov 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2037', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Nov 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2037', Chris Wells, 29 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Chris Wells on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Nov 2023) by Bryan N. Duncan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Dec 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Dec 2023)
ED: Publish as is (09 Dec 2023) by Bryan N. Duncan
AR by Chris Wells on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2023)
Short summary
Human-driven emissions of air pollutants, mostly caused by burning fossil fuels, impact both the climate and human health. Millions of deaths each year are caused by air pollution globally, and the future trends are uncertain. Here, we use a global climate model to study the effect of African pollutant emissions on surface level air pollution, and resultant impacts on human health, in several future emission scenarios. We find much lower health impacts under cleaner, lower-emission futures.
Final-revised paper