Understanding the Interactions between Climate Change and Air Quality

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Courtesy of Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

There is increasing evidence and scientific consensus that our world’s climate may be changing due to, among other things, fossil-fuel combustion, biomass burning, and forest and soil destruction. Scientific analyses suggest that, as a result of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, there could be substantial changes in seasonal temperature and precipitation patterns, which, in turn, could adversely affect air quality and human health.

To examine the effects of climate change and future emissions on air quality, there have been some efforts to interface regional-scale air quality models with global climate models. However, these modeling tools do not properly treat the feedback mechanisms between atmospheric chemistry and meteorological processes.

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