Impacts of anthropogenic change on pollution and climate
Human activity impacts both sources of pollutants, as well as the chemical and physical processes determining the pathways from sources to societal impacts. In this talk I will focus on the mercury cycle as an example of the full biogeochemical cycle of a pollutant. Mercury (Hg) adversely affects human health on a global scale through fish consumption. It remains cycling in the ocean for decades to centuries, such that present-day and future environmental loadings are influenced by the past.