S Jeevananda Reddy*
Former Chief Technical Advisor, WMO/UN and Expert – FAO/UN, Fellow, Telangana Academy of Sciences, Convenor, Forum for a Sustainable Environment, India
*Corresponding Author: S Jeevananda Reddy, Former Chief Technical Advisor, WMO/UN and Expert – FAO/UN, Fellow, Telangana Academy of Sciences, Convenor, Forum for a Sustainable Environment, India.
Received: November 18, 2019; Published: December 10, 2019
In the last five years there has been a spurt in reports pertaining to air pollution, heat island and global warming and their impacts on human health and environmental disasters from several international agencies. All the three have natural components and human induced components. In urban areas several factors contribute to changes in temperature that includes both the natural and human induced factors. Air Pollution is the major contributor in this direction. The other important contributor is the urban heat island formation associated with the prevailing weather conditions at local and regional levels. The higher rise in temperature has been recorded in clear winter months with higher Pollutability condition of the atmosphere. They are all local variations. They are not part of the so-called global warming. Global warming is not an urban issue. Health is the major casualty in urban areas with the Air Pollution and Urban Heat Islands formation. However, they are localized and not regionalized/globalized. Air pollution does not contribute to global warming as it is not cumulative like carbon dioxide over years/decades, etc.
Keywords: Air Pollution; Urban Heat Island; Global Warming; Climate Change; Pollutability; Human Health; Environmental Disasters
Citation: S Jeevananda Reddy. “Air Pollution, Heat Island and Global Warming: An Urban Scenario".Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.1 (2020): 56-63.
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