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Warming boosts air pollution

Atmospheric conditions play an important role in driving severe air pollution events in Beijing, China. Now research finds that global warming will enhance weather conditions favouring such events, increasing the chances of severe winter-time haze in the future.

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Figure 1: Satellite-derived aerosol optical depth (AOD) over China averaged from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.

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Zhang, R. Warming boosts air pollution. Nature Clim Change 7, 238–239 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3257

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