Research NewsClimate Change

Monsoon Shrinks With Aerosol Models

Science  22 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5244, pp. 1922
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5244.1922


New Delhi, India—Global climate models based on rising carbon dioxide levels predicted wetter monsoons in south Asia. But new models that incorporate an increase in the aerosol haze from pollution in south Asia reverse that prediction for parts of India and China, predicting a decrease in rainfall that could hurt agriculture.