Thursday, December 13, 2007

Developing Countries And Pollution

Pollution and CO2 not the same. CO2 is needed for plants to grow, pollution makes you cough. Merging the two severs the enviro-whackos purpose, so you often hear them interchanged. CO2 is a MINOR greenhouse gas. No one wants to breath polluted air. One satellite image makes clear what is wrong with excluding developing countries from any limits on pollution or greenhouse gases. It also makes clear why technology is the only answer man has.

Haze hugged the southern slopes of the Himalaya on December 10, 2007. The MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite took this picture the same day. This image shows the region around Kanpur, India, with dingy gray haze blanketing the area. Multiple factors can contribute to haze near the Himalaya in late fall and early winter.

Black lines show country borders - Kanpur, India's border with Nepal runs right along the haze. Nepal is the strip covered with clouds in the top right-hand corner of the image.

MODIS image.

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