Air pollution and climate change have made it difficult to find clean air around the world. However, several regions of the world have clean air.
Cape Grim Peninsula is the first among those regions. This peninsula is located off the northwestern tip of Tasmania, Australia.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Cicero), an Australian-based scientific research organization, has recently compiled a list of areas with clean air. Cape Grim Peninsula tops that list.
A major reason for the purity of the air on this peninsula is its isolation from the mainland and lack of population. It is known as the ‘Edge of the Earth’. There is no permanent settlement here. A few tourists have visited there in the last few years. But so far no one has decided to settle permanently in Cape Grim.
Dr. Cicero senior researcher. Anna Stewart told the BBC that pollutants from the outside don’t enter Cape Green’s air – that’s not the case. Entering is correct, but the peninsula is located in an area of the ocean where strong winds blow from the South Sea regularly every day. It is because of that wind that the air in Cape Green is so clean. But the air might not have been so clean if there were people there.
When clear winds blow over this peninsula, the wind speed almost reaches 180 km per hour. Because of this wind, Cape Green is not very attractive even to ordinary tourists. Only some adventurous tourists go there.
Apart from Cape Green, Mauna Loa in the US Hawaiian Islands and Macquarie Island, the wind in the Norwegian town of Messalbard near the North Pole are also on Cicero’s list.