Study: Air pollution might have helped inhibit Atlantic storms

06/24/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The 20th century's industrial pollution from North America and Europe may have inhibited Atlantic Ocean storm activity, and measures suggest that lower pollution near the North Atlantic basin could be contributing to an increase in storms, according to a study. "Our results show changes in pollution may have had a much larger role than previously thought," but the science is still uncertain, said researcher Nick Dunstone of Great Britain's meteorological service.

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