GOODBYE air pollution and smoky chimneys, hello brighter days. That’s been the trend in Europe for the past three decades – but unfortunately cleaning up the skies has allowed more of the sun’s rays to pierce the atmosphere, contributing to at least half the warming that has occurred.
New Scientist Environment: ‘Cleaner skies explain surprise rate of warming’
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. environmental regulators quietly published a draft study on Thursday that linked global warming to higher levels of smog that could harm human health, a report green groups said stood in contrast to the Bush Administration’s slow movement on climate change.
The draft report published by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register said, “Climate change has the potential to produce significant increases in near-surface (ozone) concentrations in many areas of the U.S.”
Reuters Environment: ‘Study links global warming to more smog’