As the economies of India and China boom at a much faster rate than that of the US (with more technology and higher populations than the US had during it’s industrialization), the pollution they are producing is unparalleled:
Silicon Valley, Mar 7: Pollution from China and India is affecting the weather in America, especially the west coast, according to a recent study.”During the past few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in atmospheric aerosols mostly sulfate and soot from coal burning especially in China and India,” explains Professor Renyi Zhang, lead author of the study conducted by Texas A&M University researchers.
Both countries have seen huge increases in their economies, which mean more large factories and power plants to sustain such growth.
All of these emit immense quantities of pollution much of it soot and sulfate aerosols into the atmosphere, which is carried by the prevailing winds over the Pacific Ocean and eventually worldwide, the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Read the full article at the Central Chronicle.