Itchy eyes and a runny nose? It could be climate change

Researchers have simulated how climate change will affect the distribution of two leading allergens — oak and ragweed pollens — across the contiguous United States. The results may make your eyes water. Using computer models, the team found that by 2050 climate change significantly will increase airborne pollen loads, with some of the largest surges occurring in areas where pollen is historically uncommon.

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