The US Breathes China’s Off-the-Charts Air Pollution

The US Breathes China’s Off-the-Charts Air Pollution as it is blown across the Pacific, says a new study, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Published in the reputable Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienes, the study notes that on any given day, that pollution supplies 12 to 24% of the sulfates in US west coast air, including ozone and carcinogenic black carbon as well, says a similar New York Times article. And the US is responsible for part of it: we supply some of the dirty coal they burn to manufacture the cheap consumer goods that we outsource and then buy from them. It’s that simple, folks. Time for a change, don’t you think?

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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