Climate Change can curb Pollution: Reports a study

March 1, 2018 9:15 AM |

Climate Change 1

The effect of climate change is like the two sides of the same coin. To vindicate this statement, one side the climate change is projected to have devastating consequences globally, while on the other side, it does have some paybacks.

Recent studies suggest that climate change could decrease the levels of the highly toxic PM2.5 in the air above the Indian subcontinent.


In consequence to this, untimely deaths in India which are related to air pollution, due to infirmities like ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute lower respiratory infection, are anticipated to reduce.

As per researchers, the most expected concern of climate change across the Indian subcontinent over the next 80 years is the increase in the average rainfall that the country will record.

Decrease in the PM2.5 levels will trail the increased rainfall, because these showers will help the particulate matter to settle.

As per the findings, the reduction in PM2.5 levels by 2100 could be as high as 80% of the average levels during 2001-2005. The researchers have considered the lessening in PM2.5 levels under different Representative Concentration Pathway’s scenarios (RCPs), to be used by scientists projecting the future impacts of climate change.

These RCP scenarios are developed by making conventions about global population, economic growth; land use changes and policy interventions by governments to fight climate change.

Not only this, to condense the reductions into a fall in early deaths, the researchers relied on another set of models called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). These plot the country’s general development using demographics represented by GDP.

The researchers have clinched that they have only looked into the rainfall data averaged at decadal scale. The consequences should not be interpreted in the way that the problems associated or caused by air pollution would diminish in future.

Image Credit: Vox

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
Lucknow, Aligarh, Moradabad and more parts of UP likely to see rains for next 24 hrs:…
Wednesday, July 17 08:51Reply
RT @abhishan11: Next level rains in Thane . Maybe just a short intense spell #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates #mumbai @SkymetWeather @SriGmfl https…
Wednesday, July 17 08:34Reply
बिहार में बाढ़ ने ली 46 लोगों की जान, बाढ़ से राहत नहीं लेकिन थोड़ी कम हो जाएगी बारिश:…
Wednesday, July 17 08:30Reply
Wednesday, July 17 07:42Reply
RT @Mpalawat: People of #Delhi are NCR will face difficulty in commuting for work. It’s going to #rain over many parts soon. #DelhiRains @S
Wednesday, July 17 07:41Reply
RT @iSinghRohit: .@SkymetWeather @SkymetHindi @SkymetMarathi As per your prediction, it’s drizzling in Faridabad, Sector 49 #weather #Weath
Wednesday, July 17 00:08Reply
हवामान अंदाज 17 जुलै: मध्य महाराष्ट्र, विदर्भ आणि मराठवाड्यात पाऊस: #weather
Tuesday, July 16 21:56Reply
Monsoon Forecast for July 16: Good Monsoon rains in Punjab, Honavar, Karwar, Kerala and Darjeeling:…
Tuesday, July 16 21:52Reply
Light to moderate rains will lash the city of #Chennai for the next 48 hours, water scarcity to improve slightly:…
Tuesday, July 16 21:46Reply
Is it possible for a city to experience heatwave during Monsoon Season? Read for details:…
Tuesday, July 16 21:41Reply

latest news

USAID Skymet Partnership

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try