Monday, July 04, 2011

Now ... Asain pollution causing "global cooling"

You simply cannot make this kind of madness up. Now it's human caused air pollution that is causing "global cooling" ... but if we get the pollution under control ... then human caused air pollution is going to cause "global warming!"

Reuters news article!
(Reuters) - Smoke belching from Asia's rapidly growing economies is largely responsible for a halt in global warming in the decade after 1998 because of sulphur's cooling effect, even though greenhouse gas emissions soared, a U.S. study said on Monday.

The paper raised the prospect of more rapid, pent-up climate change when emerging economies eventually crack down on pollution.

World temperatures did not rise from 1998 to 2008, while manmade emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuel grew by nearly a third, various data show.

The researchers from Boston and Harvard Universities and Finland's University of Turku said pollution, and specifically sulphur emissions, from coal-fueled growth in Asia was responsible for the cooling effect.

Sulphur allows water drops or aerosols to form, creating hazy clouds which reflect sunlight back into space.

"Anthropogenic activities that warm and cool the planet largely cancel after 1998, which allows natural variables to play a more significant role," the paper said.

Natural cooling effects included a declining solar cycle after 2002, meaning the sun's output fell.

The study said that the halt in warming had fueled doubts about anthropogenic climate change, where scientists say manmade greenhouse gas emissions are heating the Earth.

"It has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008," said the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States......

I need an aspirin ... or something. Following this "logic" is just too dizzying for my mind.

So, the best thing we can do is keep burning coal ... to put sulfur in the air l... to cool the air ... to combat the warming effects of CO2 that we have put into the air ...

So ... now burning coal is good again? Yea! We have figured out how to control the climate of the earth by using already available natural energy resources ... for energy ... and they will counterbalance each others effect on the climate!

Nirvana has been achieved by humankind!

xtnyoda, shalomed

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