In April 2014, Berkeley Earth began a major new effort to collect and analyze the world’s air pollution data.
Real-time Map of Air Pollution (larger view)
Recent Paper on Chinese Pollution
In August 2015 our first scientific paper on air pollution in China, was accepted for publication by PLOS ONE (expected publication date is 20 August). The paper included four months of data, but we now have analysis and data for 16 months, April 2014 through August 2015. We found that 1.6 million people are dying every year from air pollution in China, and we have also been able to identify the sources of the air pollution.
For more information about this work see:
- Press Release Killer Air August 2015, and accompanying images of air pollution in China, and sources of air pollution in China
- Scientific Paper, accepted for publication by PLOS ONE (expected publication date is 20 August).
To browse the images and data, see:
- Real time map of current air pollution (PM 2.5) in China and Japan
- Movie of PM 2.5 changing over time
- Historical images (including maps of sources and concentrations, as well as trends over time)
You can also download the data from our paper here. Over the coming year, we hope to greatly expand this work to include other parts of Asia, the US, and Europe.
Read an extraordinary tale of 2 days in China, as blogged by Steven Mosher