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Changing weather patterns are trapping pollution over Chinese cities

Revealing the deadly effects of an invisible pollutant
The Benxi Steel Group in Liaoning Province, China

The Benxi Steel Group in Liaoning Province, China

China has become a world leader in the fight against global warming, but its severe winter air pollution has worsened—likely as a result of changing atmospheric circulation caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.

While emissions are decreasing in China, the winter haze is not improving “because of a very rapid change in the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing,” said study author Yuhang Wang, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences

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