The propagandists at NYT grazed tangentially upon one point - referring to the cloud cover - then the carom took them clear away.
What are clouds? Water vapor. What is water vapor? Only the single vastly most important “greenhouse” gas in our atmosphere, anywhere from 30 to 100 times as important as carbon dioxide, which lacks one very important characteristic compared to water vapor - under normal atmospheric conditions, CO2 exists only as a gas, while H2O can exist simultaneously in a gas, a solid, and a liquid state.
The effect of clouds is two-fold, both as a reflective surface that sends at least a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum back into space, and also as a heat-transfer medium from the earth’s surface, as the liquid form, water, evaporates, or the solid form, ice, sublimates, absorbing huge amounts of heat from the surroundings. Upon rising in the atmosphere, the water vapor gives up all this heat energy, either becoming water droplets, or very fine ice crystals. The heat energy is radiated off to space on the side of the earth turned away from the sun during the 24-hour day cycle.
After cooling, the now heavier-than-air liquid water or solid ice fall back to earth as precipitation, rain, snow, or in special conditions, hail or sleet.
This was all explained in my sixth-grade science class. Don’t know how all these highly trained atmospheric scientists missed that, but then, the quality of education has fallen off in the past sixty years or so.
One nitpick: true water vapor is invisible. If you can see it then it is no longer water vapor nor a greenhouse gas. It has condensed into liquid droplet form which has very different properties.
The highly biased NYT article neglects to mention how man can influence how clouds form. By adding a small amount of inert particulates to the air we can increase cloud formation if we want to.
Leftists advocate for most humans to die off. We cause them too much envious grief. So which is it? Do they want to sustain human life so it prospers or do they want most of us to go? They can't have it both ways.
Smart slaves are hard to control.