In Pure Arctic Air, Signs of China’s Economic Boom – Alister Doyle

Climate change has caused melting glaciers, fewer polar bears and disappearing pure arctic air. From Reuters:

From a remote snowcapped mountain in the European Arctic you can detect China in the haze.

In the apparently pure Arctic air, a research station on a Norwegian island mountain ridge finds tiny chemical traces from factories in Russia, pesticides in Israel or China’s coal-fired power plants…

But greenhouse gases are surging and other pollutants are building up again even in a wilderness 1,200 km (750 miles) from the North Pole and 1,000 km from the nearest towns and factories in Russia and Norway. [Full Text]

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