On a clear day like this, you can almost see… something!
This computer model says it’s China’s fault. Other computer models say it’s global warming/climate change. Where’s that Watson computer from Jeopardy to host a battle of the computer models and sort this out?
China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington state has found that pollution from Asia, much of it arising in China, is leading to more intense cyclones, increased precipitation and more warm air in the mid-Pacific moving towards the north pole.
According to the team’s findings, which were released on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, these changes could ultimately contribute to erratic weather in the US.