posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 07:00 AM
"NASA scientists recently announced that a giant, smoggy atmospheric "brown cloud" that forms over South Asia and Indian Ocean has intercontinental
reach, and has effects around the world.
The word "smog" was coined by blending the terms "smoke" and "fog." However, today smog means air pollution. Smog is a mix of particles and
unhealthy gases including ozone that linger in the lower atmosphere, or the troposphere."
A dense blanket of polluted air hovers over central eastern China. The 'Giant Brown Cloud' is an unhealthy mix of ozone, smoke, and other particles
from human activities. Click on image to view animation. Credit: NASA/Orbimage.
This does not happen in the US. The countries where this is happening are exempt from Kyoto. This will affect "local" climate. Data does not
support any conclusions yet about "world" warming.