Scientists in the US are claiming that China’s air pollution is intensifying storms as it creeps along the Pacific Ocean, ultimately affecting weather patterns in North America. It won’t stop until devours us all, SCMP reports:
A team from Texas, California and Washington State has found that pollution from Asia, much of which arising in China, is leading to more intense cyclones, increased precipitation and more warm air in the mid-Pacific moving towards the north pole.
According to the team’s findings, which were released earlier this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, these changes could ultimately contribute to erratic weather in the US.
The authors of the findings claim to have provided a global, multi-scale perspective of climatic effects resulting from Asia’s pollution, one being “intensification of the Pacific storm track”, where storms accumulate before coming in to the US’s west coast.
Meanwhile in China, people have proposed absurd solutions to combat the chronic s-m-o-g, including building giant domes over Beijing, deploying smog-busting drones and selling packaged fresh air.
All is as it should be.