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Summer 2019: Climate Change Will Bring Strong Storms and Smog

Feb. 19, 2019, 3:22 PM

Air pollution is the sixth biggest killer worldwide—more than alcohol use, kidney failure or too much salt. The cause, as we all know, is the burning of fossil fuels, which generates soot and other airborne particles that hang in the atmosphere.

In a new example of the vicious cycles spun up by climate change, research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests for the first time that pollution is lingering longer over cities and summer storms are becoming more powerful.

When it comes to the global warming crisis, rising seas, catastrophic flooding, devastating heatwaves and unprecedented hurricanes get all the ...