Climate Change: Climate change and air pollution must be tackled together -WMO

BERLIN: Local weather change is having a measurable impression on air high quality and subsequently human well being, which means the 2 should be tackled collectively and never in isolation, a report launched by the World Meteorological Group (WMO) on Wednesday confirmed.
“Heatwaves worsen air high quality, with knock-on results on human well being, ecosystems, agriculture and certainly our day by day lives,” mentioned WMO Secretary-Common Petteri Taalas in an announcement.
“Local weather change and air high quality can’t be handled individually. They go hand-in-hand and should be tackled collectively to interrupt this vicious cycle,” he added.
Based on the report, the consequences of air pollution ensuing from excessive temperatures are sometimes missed however simply as pernicious.
Examples cited within the report embody the north-western United States, the place heatwaves triggered wildfires, in addition to heatwaves accompanied by desert mud intrusions throughout Europe.
Each led to harmful air high quality in 2022.
Brazilian case research cited within the report confirmed how parks and tree-covered areas inside cities can enhance air high quality, soak up carbon dioxide and decrease temperatures, thus benefiting inhabitants.