posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 05:04 AM
Apparently, this theory of reduced pollution = more warming is being discussed in several places. I think global dimming will be heard about more and
more in the future. Certainly, it will help to heat up the global warming controversy.
Too true, this article is just merely demonstrating(to me at least
) that we gotta take on all of these problems at the same time, not just cherry
pick. I believe we have to have a multi-pronged approach to handle things at home and abroad, I will not list them here as its a long list but I might
start a thread on it sometime in the future.
Coal has long be known/suspected to block sunlight and it was confirmed last summer that the amount of sunlight has declined 10 % over said period of
time, this is sort of old news to me and I think it may have been discussed before on ATSNN as well, looking for the link. I believe I read somewhere
that the emissions from Coal plants can actually have an insulating effect as well as blocking light from reaching the surface(was it reflected or
absorbed, because if the light was absorbed by particles in the atmosphere then the warming will still happen just in the upper atmosphere though, so
it wouldn't have as much an effect, might even delay it somewhat but on paper the results are still .... uncertain at best right now but do we want
to sit idly by while something which could be potentially devastating to our species is happening right now and we did nothing and years later after
it is too late we figure out we COULD have done something how will people who are still alive then feel about us now hmm? :@@
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