Bad news for allergy sufferers – the high pollen levels across the area this week may be something we have to get used to in the future. A study by Dr. Leonard Bielory of Rutgers University shows scientists expect pollen counts to more than double on average by the year 2040. The study cites increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leading to an overall increase in temperatures. High levels of CO2 and warm temperatures are both things plants enjoy – and according to the study, as the climate changes, so does the amount of pollen the plants produce.
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