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Rising Air Pollution Worsens Drought, Flooding, New Study Finds

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posted on Nov, 19 2011 @ 01:16 AM
This is not the same as global warming due to CO2 emissions, this is about the effects of black carbon and other forms of particulate matter in the atmosphere, such as the Asian Brown Cloud.

Rising Air Pollution Worsens Drought, Flooding, New Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Nov. 13, 2011) — Increases in air pollution and other particulate matter in the atmosphere can strongly affect cloud development in ways that reduce precipitation in dry regions or seasons, while increasing rain, snowfall and the intensity of severe storms in wet regions or seasons, says a new study by a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.

The study found that under very dirty conditions, the mean cloud height of deep convective clouds is more than twice the mean height under crystal clean air conditions. "The probability of heavy rain is virtually doubled from clean to dirty conditions, while the chance of light rain is reduced by 50 percent," says Maryland's Li, who is also affiliated with Beijing Normal University.

Science Daily

The biggest causes of such air pollution being introduced into the atmosphere are automobiles without proper emission control, biomass burning, as well as coal burning (especially when proper scrubbers are not employed). This is one of the reasons why air pollution control measures as well as alternative energy (wind, hydro, solar, nuclear) are a good idea; they reduce the amount of particulates being introduced into the atmosphere.

No safe level of particulate matter has been found safe to human health, which is why particulates should be reduced as much as reasonably possible.
edit on 19/11/11 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 19 2011 @ 10:57 AM
come on we all know man can not effect his envirment to this degree why the whole solar system is going through this as we chat.
Ok now I covered the In denial crowed . If you look on google earth many days over the country of chian this cloud of chemicals ( who needs cem trails with this hanging over there heads anyway?0
You can accutly see a Continent sized yellow brown green cloud covering just about the whole of china .
Of corse we know there is no way this will effect the temps or rain fall and such right?
who needs comits metors aliens attacking gods destroying big foot rampaging when man and woman (hey you wanted equality) are doing a fine job of destroying the planet we need in order to live

posted on Nov, 19 2011 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by C0bzz

Excellent find. Thank you. S&F&

No safe level of particulate matter has been found safe to human health, which is why particulates should be reduced as much as reasonably possible.

More on this:

A systematic review of the relation between long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and chronic diseases. ….long-term exposure… increases the risk of nonaccidental mortality… independent of age, gender, and geographic region…

The effects of outdoor air pollution on chronic illnesses

Chronic diseases, especially cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases, are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. ….Chronic diseases develop typically over long periods of time and have multiple risk factors. ….ambient air pollution has been implicated in increasing the incidence and mortality from lung cancer and from cardio-pulmonary diseases

…the confluence of adverse weather conditions and extremely high levels of pollution from ambient particles and sulphur dioxide can cause immediate and dramatic increases in mortality. ….short-term elevations of ambient air pollution cause a variety of acute health events, especially in certain subgroups of the population, such as the elderly, children, and those who are impaired physiologically (e.g., congestive heart failure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease)

….Chronic health effects from exposure to urban air pollution have thus been estimated to account for almost 60% of the total environmentally-related health effects, exceeding the effects from other environmental risk factors, such as environmental tobacco smoking and lead contamination in drinking water (68).

Air pollution does not recognize national boundaries and it may be transported over distances of thousands miles (20). Even at its current level, air pollution threatens the health of entire populations. Air pollution is a growing, global problem. Yet approaches to controlling air pollution have not been up to the task. The overall evidence from the past and present epidemiological studies strongly supports tighter standards for air pollution, especially particulate pollutants, in Canada and in other countries.

posted on Nov, 19 2011 @ 12:12 PM
I am sure they mean rising chemtrail polution.

posted on Jun, 13 2019 @ 06:58 AM
a reply to: C0bzz

Plants absorb air polution

posted on Jun, 13 2019 @ 07:26 AM
I live across Lake Michigan from Chicago and if I leave my truck out and the dew gets on it it's like mud running off the windows. So it doesn't get parked outside

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