By: Bryan Duncan , NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Anne Thompson , NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Air pollution's rise and fall is a hallmark of industrialization, economic activity, and even civil unrest - and it can have far reaching effects on human health and the environment. Now NASA has produced the first high-resolution global map of air quality that shows the evolving human impact on air pollution from 2005 to 2014. In this briefing, scientists will discuss the causes behind the 10-year trends in satellite measurements of nitrogen dioxide, a common tailpipe and industrial emission as well as health hazard, that occur in the United States, Europe, China and East Asia, and the Middle East/