Amount of Fog and Smog to Decrease on Earth

11.11.2015

Climate scientists from the University of California (USA) predict a sharp increase in the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere due to the increase in average temperature. As a result, the Earth can immerse in fog.

amount of fog and smog to decrease on Earth

This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the temperate latitudes. It is caused by the fact that rainfall, cleaning the air, will take place rarely in summer, and their number could be reduced by 40%. The atmosphere will be more like the natural aerosols (dust and sea salts) and anthropogenic ones (organic particles, ash, droplets of sulfuric acid). To avoid covering the entire planet by aerosols, their emissions will have be restricted, scientists believe. At the same time, aerosols in the upper atmosphere would prevent further global warming, dispelling and reflecting the rays of the sun.