There’s no secret that pollution is a significant issue that most of us have to deal with every day. Solid and liquid particles and certain gases are causing pollution once they get suspended in the air. These particles and gases can be released by car and truck exhaust, factories, mold spores, volcanoes, dust, pollen, and wildfires.
But this time we’re ruling out natural causes that make pollution happen, and scientists have discovered the cleanest place on Earth where pollution created by humans couldn’t arrive too much.
Antarctica is the answer
The answer might not be a surprise for anybody, and a group of climate scientists from the Colorado State University was the one to discover it. To make the conclusion, the scientists sailed from Tasmania to the Southern Ocean, where they measured the particles within the atmosphere at different points.
The researchers measured from the boundary layer, which is as high as 1.2 miles up into the atmosphere. Scientists observed that boundary layer air from the lower clouds over the ocean was free of particles linked to human activity and pollution.
There’s no wonder why Antarctica has the cleanest air on Earth. If you consider moving there to get rid of the air pollution from our countries, it may be more difficult than you can guess. Nobody lives in Antarctica indefinitely by the way people are living in the rest of the world. Antarctica has no commercial industries, no cities or towns, and no permanent residents. However, you can still find plenty of scientific bases in Antarctica. About 98% of Antarctica is covered up by the Antarctic ice sheet, a layer of ice that is at least 1.6 km (1.0 mi) thick.
There are even several states who have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, and France.