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