Smoggy in Beijing? A lack of Arctic sea ice may be to blame

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In the winter of 2013, Beijing and other cities in the East China Plains became blanketed in thick, eye-stinging, gray smog....News articles at the time attributed the so-called “airpocalypse” to China’s heavy coal emissions. But that’s only part of the story, according to a new study published in Science Advances....“This is the first study that shows that climate changes in the high Arctic had a significant effect in winter haze in China,” says study co-author Yuhang Wang, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. 

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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Yuhang Wang, climate change, air pollution, China, arctic, airpocalypse
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  • Created On: Mar 17, 2017 - 11:46am
  • Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017 - 3:12pm