Air pollution from Asia could affect world weather

Air pollution in Eastern China
Air pollution in Eastern China
Credits: NASA

According to a study conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Texas A&M University, the air pollution in Asia is affecting global climate and weather patterns.

The researchers used air pollution and meteorology data from the last 30 years and concluded that the air pollution originating from Asia has an impact on the upper atmosphere and can potentially strengthen storms and cyclones.

Big manufacturing factories, industrial plants, power plants and other industrial facilities release small particles in the atmosphere and the situation worsens through coal burning, car emission and stagnant weather. Satellite information helps track the impacts of the pollution on cloud formations, storm intensity and other factors that eventually impact the climate globally.