Climate change is making allergy season worse

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Allergy season is upon us once again. And if it seems like your allergies are getting worse year after year, it’s not just your imagination.

Pollen is a fine powder produced as part of the sexual reproductive cycle of many varieties of plants. As climate change warms the planet, pollen production is ramping up. And that’s becoming a problem, whether you suffer from seasonal allergies — or not.

Why allergy season gets worse every year

https://www.vox.com/2019/4/8/18300342/pollen-season-2019-allergies-clima...

Effects on pollen allergies on emergency room visits

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GH000153

Effects of temperature on pollen production in Northern Hemisphere

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519619300154?via%...

National Wildlife Federation report

https://www.aafa.org/media/1634/extreme-allergies-global-warming-report-...

Climate Central report — Effect of CO2 on pollen production

https://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/more-co2-more-pollen

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