Researchers from Colorado State University have discovered an atmospheric region which remains unaltered by anthropogenic activities. Weather and climate are significantly related, concatenating every part of the world with other regions.
Researchers have even unearthed that the boundary layer air around the lower clouds over the Southern Ocean is free from aerosol particles.
These particles are produced due to combustion of fuels and various other human activities such as planting specific crops, fertilizer production, and wastewater disposal etc.
However, it is to be noted that the leading cause of air pollution is aersonals, these are solid, liquid particles and gases that are suspended in the air.
Thomas Hill, research scientist and co-author of the study stated that “the aerosols controlling the properties of SO (Southern Ocean) clouds are strongly linked to ocean biological processes, and that Antarctica appears to be isolated from southward dispersal of microorganisms and nutrient deposition from southern continents.”
“For example, that the aerosols controlling the properties of SO clouds are strongly linked to ocean biological processes, and that Antarctica appears to be isolated from southward dispersal of microorganisms and nutrient deposition from southern continents. Overall, it suggests that the SO is one of very few places on Earth that has been minimally affected by anthropogenic activities”, he added.
Air pollution is a threat to life and is a global crisis that the world is grappling with at large.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) around seven million people lose their lives due to air pollution. Many studies have found that air pollution gives rise to many health-related diseases such as heart attack, stroke, lung cancer and can be the cause of stunting in children.
The organization even mentioned that low- and middle-income countries suffer from the highest exposures.
Other significant studies done concerning air pollution even divulges that the air pollution can override boundaries and can even affect people living hundreds of miles away.