Asia pollution could be causing U.S. storms

Apr 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
General view of smog over the City of London as air pollution reaches high levels on April 3, 2014 in London, England.
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Scientists have studied the effects of Asian pollution on the rest of the world's weather patterns, and the study published shows that the Pacific ocean has been most affected. The weather patterns created by the air pollution have been found to trigger storms that occur in the U.S.

Background:

Asia’s pollution triggers storms in the USA [Aljazeera]

Pollution in Asia tied to stronger Pacific storms that pull heat toward Arctic [Christian Science Monitor]

Chinese Pollution May Be Causing America's Extreme Weather Conditions [PolicyMic]

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