Satellite images like this NASA MODIS time series demontrates how our desire to consume cheaply manufactured products, produced in unsafe, unclean and unsustainable conditions just comes back to haunt us!
I wonder if NASA has produced any time series images of the polution created from the oil refinery belts! Oh! Mama! Could this really be the end! To be stuck inside of Mobil with the Memphis Blues again! Shame the article does not look at what is being produced at home and sent abroad (north) in the atmosphere and rain!
Beyond how the story and the science were framed, this type of analysis is really important to help us see. Now if only we can translate what we know into common knowledge and develop insighful policies and entirely re-organize our value structures and economies!