BBC on Global Dimming, Greenhouse Effect

The BBC reports that the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth’s surface has declined significantly between the 1950s and the 1990s, apparently due to particulate air pollution. Scientists are worried that this global dimming may be disrupting the pattern of the world’s rainfall. Most alarmingly, it may have led us to greatly underestimate the greenhouse effect: with particulate pollution being brought under control, a global temperature rise of 10 degrees Celsius by 2100 could be on the cards, rendering many parts of the world uninhabitable.

Well, when I said a few months ago that I will buy land and build a house in Greenland, many people laughed. Laugh it up fussballs! My children and grandchildren will grow up in a healthier place than yours!

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