Climate Change May Worsen Air Pollution
BY JOHN ROACH
Residents of bulging metropolises around the world should brace for an increase in stagnant, polluted air that hangs around for days as a result of climate change-related shifts in wind and rainfall patterns, according to a new study.
The findings highlight one way global warming can compromise human health …
Poor air quality is related to a range of heart and lung complications that the World Health Organization estimates cause 3.7 million premature deaths a year.
“As we are doing pollution planning, we have to begin to make sure that we are including the climate change impacts,” said Nolen, who was not part of the new study but was asked to comment on its implications.