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Cleaner skies means more global warming (Gasp!)
Britain News.Net ^
| July 10, 2008
Posted on 07/10/2008 11:45:40 AM PDT by PROCON
London, July 10 : For past three decades, Europe has been following the trend of saying goodbye to air pollution and smoky chimneys but a new study has shown that cleaning up the skies has allowed more of the sun's rays to pierce the atmosphere, contributing to at least half the global warming that has occurred.
Average air temperatures in Europe have risen 1C since 1980, which is much more than expected from greenhouse-gas warming alone.
For the study, Christian Ruckstuhl of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science in Switzerland and colleagues took aerosol concentrations from six locations in northern Europe, measured between 1986 and 2005, and compared them with solar-radiation measurements over the same period.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; environment; globalwarming
posted on 07/10/2008 11:45:41 AM PDT
To: xcamel; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
posted on 07/10/2008 11:46:32 AM PDT
(No more politics, I promise!)
Don’t worry, China and India are polluting enough for a dozen Europes.
posted on 07/10/2008 11:47:55 AM PDT
by Blood of Tyrants
(G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
Well.... you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t
posted on 07/10/2008 11:50:07 AM PDT
(If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
posted on 07/10/2008 11:51:14 AM PDT
by Nick Danger
posted on 07/10/2008 11:51:46 AM PDT
(7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
The globe did not REALLY begin to warm up until the last 1/3 to 1/4 of the 20th century; AFTER atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons was halted.
posted on 07/10/2008 11:59:55 AM PDT
(What the hell is wrong with these people?)
Geez there is just no winning here.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:01:45 PM PDT
(How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
____________ (fill in the blank) means global warming...
posted on 07/10/2008 12:08:45 PM PDT
by tips up
Never heard of this news outfit before.
AL GORE AND HIS TWISTED LIES ARE BEING EXPOSED EVERYDAY. GORE IS SO FU**ING PISSED THAT HE LOST THE ELECTION. IT IS SO FUN TO WATCH HIM SQUIRM. NOW THAT HITLERY CLINTON LOST, BE ON NOTICE EVERYONE BECAUSE SHE WILL BE COMING UP WITH MORE LIES AND SCAMS THAN SATAN HAS... ITS ALSO FUN WATCHING HER SQUIRM lol lol lol :-)
posted on 07/10/2008 12:10:18 PM PDT
(.DEATH TO USAMA BIN LADEN.)
"...allowed more of the sun's rays to pierce the atmosphere, contributing to at least half the global warming that has occurred."
So they admit the SUN is the leading contributor to higher temps. Definitely a homer simpson "DUH" moment.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:12:49 PM PDT
("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
Funny how the Warmists always use 1980 as a baseline year for measurement (conveniently ignoring the colder 1960s and 70s).
posted on 07/10/2008 12:12:52 PM PDT
(A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
***..... a new study has shown that cleaning up the skies has allowed more of the sun's rays to pierce the atmosphere, contributing to at least half the global warming that has occurred. ***
Nonsense! Anyone should know that clear skies allow earth's heat to leak off into outer space. That is why we have such heavy frosts on clear nights in winter and summer nights are cooler.
Overcast nights means no frosts as it traps the earth's heat in for a while.
Too many studies, one after another, many contradicting each other. The climate cycling between periods of warmth and cold is part of nature.
We would be better off devoting resources to adapting than trying to halt what is a natural process. If sea levels rise, then we build levies. If America’s breadbasket becomes a wasteland, then we will move it north. Of course, it is far from certain any of these will happen, but we need to be prepared if they do.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:16:24 PM PDT
Good thing. The climate is actually cooling. Maybe this will offset my tomato patch.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:17:40 PM PDT
(┬ô┬ůindividual salvation depends on collective salvation." Barack Hussein Obama Wesleyan University)
Can't we just build big domes over all the inhabited places on earth and then set the temperature to whatever we want?
Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to polluting in order to save the plant.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:30:32 PM PDT
It’s nothing a little ozone can’t cure.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:30:36 PM PDT
Unintended consequences. Think of what a volcano does. It puts out massive amounts of particulate and sulfur into the atmosphere, blocking the sun and causing general cooling. It is interesting that when we put scrubbers on power plant stacks shutting down millions of mini volcanoes we started to see warming. So in a sense some of our warming is man-made if you consider eco-freaks men.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:43:44 PM PDT
So in a sense some of our warming is man-made if you consider eco-freaks men.
posted on 07/10/2008 12:52:53 PM PDT
(Our Sun, The Hottiest Planet!)
But what happens when we run out of beer and donuts?
...but but but....I thought MORE particulate pollution in the lower atmosphere causes global warming.
Now getting rid of those particulates causes global warming????
What a great theory...you can never be wrong.
posted on 07/10/2008 1:44:12 PM PDT
(27th Infantry Regiment...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
To: PROCON; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; gruffwolf; ...
posted on 07/10/2008 1:45:14 PM PDT
(Being on the wrong track means the unintended consequences express train doesnt kill you going by)
Fallen Angels, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, is premised on the idea that mankind's burning of fossil fuels has delayed the onset of the next ice age. In the book, once the environmental pollution cleanup reached a certain point, Whoosh! -- the glaciers started their march southward.
You can read the entire book online here.
posted on 07/10/2008 3:20:19 PM PDT
(Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)
To: PROCON; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; ...
I can't help but wonder as to "why" anyone continues to even consider the allegations and theories put forth by any of the so called scientists who continually pontificate their latest findings on planet warming. Excuse me if I tune into something else of greater importance, like say how listening to liberal ideology leads to chronic brain disorder.
posted on 07/10/2008 9:06:07 PM PDT
by Hillarys nightmare
(So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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