Research Shows Air Pollution Reduces Rainfall

A new report from Georgia State University in Atlanta shows that air pollution reduced rainfall in the city during the 1950s and 60s, but the trend reversed after the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970.

“Fascinating,” I said to myself when I heard the report while sitting in traffic, apparently helping to reduce future rainfall, but that utterance wasn’t my only channeling of Mr. Spock.  I immediately thought back to my college science classes and things like “cloud nuclei,” a phrase that only a old-time “Star Trek” writer could truly love (would a new “Star Trek” writer replace the phrase with a lens flare?).

I head about the report in a story by WABE.


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