Nothing to Sneeze At: Forecasting Allergy Seasons Amid a Changing Climate

April 1, 2024


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5-15 mins
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While the first signs of spring are a welcome sight for many after a long, cold winter, they also indicate the start of another, less pleasant season: allergy season. Pollen allergies affect nearly one-third of the global population, and what’s worse, the rising temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide associated with climate change are shortening winters, lengthening growing seasons, and encouraging plant life. In this article from the Rackham Graduate School, learn how student Yingxiao Zhang is developing a better way to forecast allergy season to help people better navigate its headaches.

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