A large area of water, abnormally warm for the Pacific Ocean, has dramatically increased its ozone levels.
This abnormally hot spot, measuring about 10 million square kilometers, was responsible for changing the oceanic conditions.
However, a new study shows that it is also responsible for changing weather conditions.
Ultimately, all are associated with the ‘stain’, which is most unusual weather event in decades.
The alert was first issued in 2013 and continued to raise risks in 2014 and 2015.
Although it was less obvious in 2016, there were various indications that the phenomenon persisted.
Diminishing the marine resources in the Pacific Ocean is also associated with this unusual weather event.
Thousands of sea lions are dying from lack of food in a water of 3 degrees Celsius above the average.
We are facing an unprecedented reduction of seabird fauna.
In 2015, these effects could be seen in the terrestrial environment with a series of strange weather events in the United States.
Also, the increase in temperature led to an explosion of toxic algae that run the length of the west coast of the United States.
Researchers who have studied these events could not say much, admitting they cannot provide an explanation of what is happening now.
High temperatures and high atmospheric pressure, combined with the absence of clouds, enabled the chemical reactions that formed the molecule O3.
Ozone pollution can cause numerous health problems, especially severe breathing disorders such as pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis.
This study sheds light on how the O3 level can increase, being associated with abnormal weather events.
Such conditions could cause a chain reaction and an imbalance that can be extremely harmful to the environment.