A look at tomorrow’s climate: Pollen levels are rising across Europe
From Reykjavik to Thessaloniki, pollen levels are on the increase. A team of researchers headed by TUM-IAS Host Prof. Annette Menzel reports that pollen counts have already risen across Europe in recent years. Their findings are based on an analysis of pollen time series in 13 countries (PLoS ONE). This trend is more pronounced in urban areas, where pollen counts are rising by an average of around three percent per year compared with one percent per year in rural areas. And the scientists believe that climate change will strengthen this trend.
The research took place within the framework of the TUM-IAS Focus Group “Global Change”.
The whole press release can be found here.