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Satellite Data Reveal Immense Pollution Pool Over Bihar, India

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posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 05:21 AM

"Scientists studying satellite data have discovered an immense wintertime pool of pollution over the northern Indian state of Bihar. Blanketing around 100 million people, primarily in the Ganges Valley, the pollution levels are about five times larger than those typically found over Los Angeles.
The discovery was made by researchers analyzing four years of data collected by the Multi-angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR) onboard the Terra satellite. Lofted into orbit on Dec. 18, 1999, Terra is the flagship of NASA's Earth Observing System Program.

"This study is the most comprehensive and detailed examination of industrial, smoke and other air pollution particles over the Indian subcontinent to date, and reveals how topography, meteorology and human activity help determine where these particles are concentrated," said Larry Di Girolamo, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a co-investigator on the MISR mission."

This type of "polution" has been seen all too often in this same area. Obviously Kyoto is a complete failure. Especially since China and India are "exempt"

Perhaps something NEW needs to be done...........

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 08:13 AM
Since India is considered a poor country I believe the only way their pollution problem will be solved is by way of depopulation. Lets face it India and China have way too many people and not enough money to clean up their environment.

The EPA can't even enforce american laws in america let alone some entity enforcing kyoto. Kyoto was dead before it started.

There is only one way to clean up the pollution on this planet and that is through a reduction in the population. At some point in time mother nature (disease, starvation etc..) will do that for us if mankind does not kill himself off first. We are destroying the environment that is supporting us just by the sheer numbers of people.


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